Posted on 30 July, 2021

Taboo - Free Sanitary Products at DHS

Taboo - Free Sanitary Products at DHS

From next week, free Taboo sanitary items will be provided in A-Covered Way Bathrooms, the Student Support Centre, Student Services, and the Sick Bay.

A trial program supported by the Northern Territory Government and led by our Student Representative Council (SRC), the initiative aims to combat period poverty by ensuring all students have access to sanitary products when they need them.

Last term the SRC had the privilege of meeting 2021 Young Australian of the Year, Isobel Marshal, and Eloise Hall, co-founders of Taboo. Taboo's purpose is to ensure that women all over the globe have access to safe menstrual hygiene products and the appropriate education to deal with their menstrual health. The SRC learned 30% of girls in developing countries will drop out of school once they start having their periods. 

Taboo sells organic, sustainably produced women's sanitary products and uses their net profits to support projects around the world that provide women with access to sanitary products, including Australia. After being inspired by Taboo's mission, the SRC decided to support Taboo by purchasing all the sanitary products for the trial program from them.

Students can provide feedback via [email protected] or @darwinhighreps on Instagram

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