Cllr Leaver supports the Red Box Project seeking to ensure that no young person has to suffer the trauma of period poverty.
Many young women miss school because they can’t afford to buy sanitary products. The Red Box Project is working with local schools to ensure that no young woman goes without access to menstrual protection.
Cllr Leaver is one of a number of councillors from North Devon Council to award a Community Councillor Grant to Red Box. “It’s a privilege to be able to support such an important service” says Cllr Leaver. “Menstruation affects half the population, with period poverty impacting badly on some young women’s education. As a society we need to support young women to achieve their best, and the Red Box Project helps in a very practical way.”
To learn more about the Red Box project, follow this link: www.redboxproject.org/about/