We are proud to announce that The Pad Project has teamed up with Days for Girls, The Policy Project, PSI Europe, Share The Dignity Australia, and The Toilet Board Coalition to create the movement,
Period Positive Workplace!
Organizations can commit to becoming a Period Positive Workplace by ensuring access to (free, subsidized, or products for-purchase) menstrual products in or near every bathroom used by people who menstruate. Workplaces who join this movement will help overcome the stigma and address possible workplace challenges stemming from menstruation.
We recognize and understand that menstruation is a natural and normal part of life, and we strive to develop workplaces that are inclusive and supportive of everyone who menstruates. Addressing basic menstrual needs is one way organizations can invest in gender equity and build inclusive spaces.
Research shows that eight out of ten women have started their period unexpectedly at work, and 96% of those have to leave work to get menstrual products. Workplaces that provide period products report reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, and higher collaboration from employees that menstruate. Similar to a spontaneous bloody nose, menstruation is an involuntary, spontaneous physical occurrence that can disrupt productivity if unmanaged. Organizations become stronger, and more inclusive by providing for menstrual needs.
Our commitment to creating a caring and compassionate workplace culture that values and supports every employee is unwavering. We recognize that ending period stigma is an ongoing process, and we are dedicated to taking meaningful steps to achieve this goal. We hope businesses will continue to join the movement to be Period Positive Workplaces.