Sharing dignity among women targets ‘period poverty’

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Pink Box, Share the Dignity
Belinda from Share the Dignity (left) with Sue from Angels Community Group and the Pink Box installed to dispense free tampons.

A partnership between Angels Community Group and Share the Dignity has seen the very first Pink Box installed in Bundaberg to dispense free tampons.

The Dignity Pink Box, installed in Angels Community Group’s hub at 45a Walla Street, is a vending machine that dispenses a free pack of six tampons and two pads, helping put an end to period poverty in the Bundaberg Region.

Share the Dignity have provided the vending machine for free, and supply Angels Community Group with free sanitary packs to keep the machine stocked and accessible to women and girls in need in our community.

Angels Community Group founder and executive officer Sue Tasker said she was proud of this partnership with Share the Dignity.

“It’s shocking to think of women and girls in our community being forced to manage their periods with rolled-up toilet paper and rags,” she said.

“No woman should be forced to face this every month.

“We are so pleased to add this free service to our organisation, ensuring that every woman can manage their period with dignity.”

Founder of Share the Dignity, Rochelle Courtenay, said: “We believe that access to pads and tampons is a right, not a privilege and that no woman should ever have to choose between eating and living with dignity.”

“No girl should ever miss a day of education because she can’t afford sanitary items. At Share The Dignity we are passionate about empowering women and girls to live a life time of dignity and safety.”

The Pink Box Vending Machine is available to anyone struggling to manage their period. It's installed in Angel Community Group’s secondhand store, Second2None at 45a Walla Street.

Angels Community Group
Angels Community Group

Angels Community Group

Angels Community Group is a not for profit organisation who envision a community where individuals are inspired to connect, empowered to change, encouraged to embrace every opportunity and supported to always realise their full potential.

Through our programs and services, Angels Community Group works hard to support local individuals, families and the community by providing access to quality employment and training programs, innovative social enterprises that help to provide basic needs at affordable prices and charitable projects that make a real impact in the lives of individuals every day.

Share the Dignity
Share the Dignity

Share the Dignity

Ensuring everyone is afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted. Our work directly benefits women in crisis. Every single day.

A women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share The Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Small dignities make a big difference. We also fund funerals for victims of domestic violence and campaign for justice for women in Australia.

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