New Bill Will Help Close Significant Gaps in Menstrual & Intimate Care Product Safety
Because of lack of government oversight, companies can even get away with not disclosing dangerous chemicals contained in these products. In fact, there is no federal law that requires manufacturers of menstrual care products to disclose any of the ingredients used in these products.
Menstrual Equity for All Act will make period products more affordable and accessible!
Shockingly, almost 1 in 4 teenagers in the U.S. report lacking access to period products. During COVID, 1 in 10 college students were unable to afford period products.
Take Action to Support Access to Safe, Affordable Period Products!
TAKE ACTION NOW to support the Menstrual Equity for All Act and ensure everyone who gets a period has access to menstrual products to control their flow.
Making Waves on National Period Day
Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!
Workshop Recap! Our Stories, Our Flow
This Spring, WVE hosted our first "Our Stories, Our Flow" workshops to help de-stigmatize the way we talk about, understand & experience safe, healthy periods!
Period Power Policies Happening Around the Nation!
Throughout the nation ~55 bills have been introduced to require disclosure of period products, increase access for school aged children and people who are incarcerated, or eliminate the tax on tampons!
Women Move Summer’s Eve to Remove Dangerous Dyes from Vaginal Washes
In response to public demands, Prestige Brands has removed harmful colorants from their Summer’s Eve vaginal washes. This move follows national environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE)’s, public campaign highlighting concerns that colorants found in many vaginal washes come in contact with vaginal mucous membranes – violating the FDA’s use restrictions, and may adversely affect the health of people using these products.
New Yorkers Take on Period Power Policies!
With the leadership of dynamic women legislators, state and city council have passed a number of groundbreaking policies that provide more access to free period products in schools, public restrooms, and shelters -- AND have eliminated the tampon tax!
1, 2, 3, 4 #DetoxTheBox Summer Updates
With a busy summer already over, we wanted to take some time to uplift and share some inspiring updates about our campaigns for safe period and personal care products.
Women Rally at Prestige Brands Headquarters to Protest Body Shaming and Toxic Chemicals in Summer’s Eve Products
Women’s rights activists are gathering in Tarrytown, New York, to hold a demonstration and press conference outside of Prestige Brands headquarters to protest against manipulative marketing, toxic products, and poor ingredient disclosure that puts women’s health at risk. Led by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), and joined by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, a leader in menstrual equity policy — the event aims to send the makers of the iconic Summer’s Eve brand a strong message: products the company claims are for “feminine cleansing” are actually harmful and promote body-shaming stigmas.