The Manitoba Government recognized the International Day of the Girl Wednesday by supplying nine Women’s Resource Centres with free period packs for the girls that access their services. Flin Flon’s Women’s Safe Haven received around 50 hand purses filled with supplies.
Minister Responsible for Status of Women Rochelle Squires stated the government values the important work and supports these community led organizations provide to women and girls in need including access to feminine hygiene products that many women take for granted. She added she hopes the gesture will begin a movement of others in providing support and discussing this important topic.
It was noted all women should have equal access to feminine hygiene products as this is a basic need that many participants in these centres ask for and often do not have the financial means to buy and hopefully this donation will encourage others to consider donating as well.