Menstrual Equity For All
Menstrual Equity For All
Year-round, The Flow Initiative works with a variety of local and national partners to address menstrual health issues, in addition to various leaders and organizations to increase legislation, policy, and advocacy. Each relationship brings The Flow Initiative closer to our mission to achieve menstrual equity for all.
Partnerships range from in-kind donations to product drives, period poverty campaigns and women's health events, and other initiatives to raise organizational awareness. Below is a list of key partners who have supported The Flow Initiative throughout 2022-2023.
Alliance for Period Supplies
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
U by Kotex
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United State of Women (USOW)
White House Gender Policy Council
LOCAL AND GRASSROOTS
Ms. Magazine and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
Mujeres and Menstruators United
New Jersey City University (NJCU)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
No More Secrets
Taylor Made Polish
The Hoboken Girl
The Jersey City Free Public Libraries
LEGISLATION, POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Assemblywoman Shanique Speight
Jersey City Women
Mass NOW and Sasha Goodfriend
National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County
The Flow Initiative extends sincere gratitude to the late Councilman Michael Yun for his support of menstrual equity for all. Councilman Yun was the first to support The Flow Initiative's mission and provide a platform to amplify our work in Jersey City.
Announced the End Period Poverty campaign in partnership with USOW, to raise awareness of period poverty nationwide and provide resources for people who menstruate and allies to advocate for menstrual equity. The campaign focuses on period poverty across three core areas which are to raise educational awareness of the issue, provide ways for people to get involved at a grassroots level in their community, and drive people to email their representatives to support the Menstrual Equity For All Act. This campaign is ongoing and you can take action here: https://tinyurl.com/TheFlowInitiative
Executed numerous period poverty workshops with Horizon BSBSNJ to engage local communities on the health issue, increase access to menstrual health products, and provide free resources at a grassroots level. Horizon BSBSNJ also provides microgrants to The Flow Initiative which helped increase menstrual health product inventory and distribution to nearby communities. Horizon BSBSNJ and The Flow Initiative will continue to work together to champion menstrual equity for all.