Menstrual Equity For All
Menstrual Equity For All
From local to national media, The Flow Initiative has been featured for our commitment to eradicating period poverty and establishing menstrual equity. For interviews and requests for comment, please email below.
"A recent survey conducted by The Flow Initiative of 100 women on public assistance in Hudson County revealed that 78% of them were embarrassed to speak about period poverty. If women are not talking about this issue, it creates a silent crisis that is hard to eradicate."
"The Flow Initiative typically gets requests for pads, which are more popular in many of the Latinx communities it serves, but tampon requests are up, particularly for people experiencing homelessness, who may prefer tampons because they don’t require having underwear."
"How can we keep more women and girls in school? How can we continue to build a pipeline of future female leaders? It starts with health. It starts with menstrual health, and that’s why it’s so important to raise awareness for period poverty."
"The legislation includes bills that urge Congress to allow SNAP, WIC, and Medicaid to cover period products, establish related services for homeless residents, and create a state-run menstrual hygiene products program." Read more.
"Before period poverty can be addressed in a significant way, people need to be made aware it’s even a problem, said Eiko La Boria, the founder of The Flow Initiative, a non-profit that addresses period poverty and gender equity in Jersey City." Read more.
“We are elated to surpass one million product donations and continue our work to help the most vulnerable in the communities where we live and operate said Sabrina Browne. Over the last four years, we have grown significantly as an organization and our success would not be possible without local, regional, and global partners." Read more.
"The Jersey City Board of Education paid tribute to Eiko La Boria, Founder and Executive Director of The Flow Initiative, a local grassroots, nonprofit charity dedicated to eradicating period poverty, establishing menstrual equity, and elevating gender equality beginning in Jersey City." Read more.
"Yet La Boria, whose organization works with the 10-location Jersey City (N.J.) Free Public Library (JCFPL) system, says that it’s not just about addressing the needs of low-income populations. Affordability is one thing; sheer availability is another." Read more.
"The Flow Initiative announced the End Period Poverty campaign in partnership with the United State of Women (USOW) The campaign raises awareness of period poverty nationwide and provides resources for people who menstruate and allies to advocate for menstrual equity." Read more.
"Period poverty impacts everyone who menstruates, and it is exacerbated by the fact that menstrual hygiene products are typically not publicly funded in budgets for schools, shelters, prisons, and crisis emergency centers said Sabrina Browne. Especially now when tampon prices are up 10% from a year ago, creating more barriers to access for all who menstruate." Read more.
YWCA CEO, Helen Archontou and Eiko La Boria, Founder & CEO of The Flow Initiative, discuss how to eradicate period poverty, establish menstrual equity, and ways to get involved in the local community.