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End Period Poverty

End Period Poverty

Oct. 19, 2019

The Toronto Beaches Lions Club held at the Fox Theatre a great screening of Netflix's "Period. End of Sentence" followed by a panel of community guest speakers discussing how poverty and access to feminine products is a little-talked about social issue that affects women and girls in our own community today.

"The documentary short follows a group of local women in Hapur, India, as they learned how to operate a machine that makes low-cost, biodegradable sanitary pads, which they sell to other women at affordable prices. This not only helps to improve feminine hygiene by providing access to basic products [5] but also supports and empowers the women to shed the taboos in India surrounding menstruation – all while contributing to the economic future of their community."

Photos of our great event below