GMB Union Will Call for An End To Period Poverty at Women’s Conference in Leeds

GMB, Britain’s General Union, which represents more than 300,000 women across the UK will be hosting its annual conference in Leeds this Saturday, 13th October 2018, as part of its celebration of Women In The Workplace.

More than 80 delegates will meet at Leeds Civic Hall for what will be GMB’s third annual Women’s Conference to be hosted in the city. 

Guest speakers include GMB’s Regional Equality Officer, Louise Foster-Wilson and Tina Lesley from Freedom 4 Girls, a UK-registered charity which fights period poverty.  The charity actively support women and girls in both the UK and worldwide who struggle to access safe sanitary protection.

Louise Foster-Wilson, who will be heading up the conference, said:

“Period poverty affects millions of women and girls worldwide, because they struggle to afford sanitary protection, with many unable to access it at all.”

“The impact of period poverty is immense; resulting in the women and young girls affected missing out on education, job opportunities and in some cases, the inability to attend work, simply due to their periods.”

 “GMB is calling time on period poverty; it’s the 21st Century and women and young girls should not have to endure the misery that period poverty causes.”


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For further comment contact Louise Foster-Wilson on 07714 – 540074 or 0345 337 7777.



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