SWANSEA TAKES ON PERIOD POVERTY
Campaigning and Organising to End Period Poverty Together
WHAT WE DO
We live in the world's 6th richest country yet everyday girls miss school because they can't afford menstrual products and for too many individuals the cost of their periods puts an unwelcome monthly burden on their already tight finances.
Swansea Takes On Period Poverty (STOPP) was set up with an ambitious vision to make Swansea a ‘Period Positive’ city (with the support of periodpositive.com) where menstrual products are freely available in all public facilities such as schools, libraries, community centres and other private businesses.
We also exist to campaign politically on this issue as we believe ultimately tampons, pads or other things like ‘mooncups’ should be free and that there should definitely be no ‘tampon tax’. We want to raise awareness of ‘plastic free periods’ and sustainable solutions, to improve education about periods and help to breakdown taboos around menstrual health and finally to support international efforts to end period poverty around the world.
MAKING SWANSEA A PERIOD POSITIVE CITY
Fighting taboo, with the support of periodpositive.com
SETTING UP DONATION STATIONS & COLLECTION POINTS
Period Dignity for All
Help us in creating a 'Period Positive' city, a huge part of our mission is fighting the taboo and stigma attached to periods. Another massive part of our cause is understanding the need for plastic free products or ecologically safe products as a long-term solution to period poverty for some.
"Poverty beyond austerity it’s a poverty of culture and knowledge"
WHERE DO YOUR DONATIONS GO
SWANSEA COUNCIL PUBLIC FACILITIES
In partnership with Swansea Council, free period products are available at all our libraries, many communitiy centres and cultural venues like the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Dylan Thomas Centre
SWANSEA WOMEN'S AID
Swansea Women’s Aid is a women-only organisation which supports women, with or without children, who are affected by domestic abuse. Our products make a huge difference to those they help.
EYST is the Ethnic Youth Support Team who's vision is to meet the needs of BME young people, families and individuals including refugees and asylum-seekers living in Wales.
SWANSEA WOMEN ASYLUM SEEKERS SUPPORT
Swansea Women’s Asylum and Refugee Support Group (‘The Women’s Group’) is one of the longest running local support groups for asylum seekers and refugees in the city. It is a safe space where asylum seeking/ refugee women and their children can come to socialise and access support services.
Foodbanks including those run by the Trussel Trust and independent ones like Eastside Foodbank and Sketty HOPE Foodbank have received a number of our donations helping those who use their services.
Caer Las is a registered charity dedicated to tackling the cause and effect of social exclusion in Wales. We have donated products to support people in need through their various outreach, tenancy support and accomodation projects around the city.
Bonymaen Drop In Centre
Pick up a pack of pads, tampons or liners every time you go shopping and take to our #STOPPDonationStations.
No convenient places? Ask a local business to join in or start your own at your workplace or other venue. Alternatively, build up a bag or box at home and we will collect from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
You can make donations to STOPP at any of the following “Donation Stations” across the city. Those in bold are also ‘pick up points’ where you can take free products if you need them.
Bonymaen Community Centre/ Library Bon-Y-Maen Rd, Bon-y-maen, SA1 7AW
Brynhyfryd Library, Llangyfelach Road, Brynhyfryd, SA5 9LH.
Clase Community Centre Longview Road, Clase, SA6 7HH
Clydach Library High Street, Clydach, SA6 5LN
Dylan Thomas Centre 6 Somerset Place, SA1 1RR
Fforestfach Library Kings Head Road, Gendros, SA5 8DA
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Alexandra Rd, SA1 5DZ
Gors Avenue Community Centre Heol y Gors, Gors, SA1 6SA
Gorseinon Library 15 West Street, Gorseinon, SA4 4AA
Llansamlet Library, 242 Peniel Green Road, Llansamlet, SA7 9BD
LUSH 808 Oxford Street, SA1 3AF
Manselton Community Centre Elgin St, Manselton, SA5 8QE
Mayhill Community Centre Mayhill Rd, Mayhill, SA1 6TD
Morriston Library, Treharne Road, Morriston, SA6 7AA
Natural Health Service Pagefield House Page St, SA1 4EZ
Nifty & Co 8 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, SA8 4EB
Office of Tonia Antoniazzi MP Ty Newydd Community Centre, 17 West Street, Gorseinon, SA4 4AA
Office of Geraint Davies MP 18 Cradock Street, SA1 3HE
Office of Carolyn Harris MP 485 Llangyfelach Road, Brynhyfryd, SA5 9EA
Office of Mike Hedges AM 97 Pleasant Street, Morriston, SA6 6HJ
Office of Julie James AM, 1st Floor, 11 Wind Street, SA1 1DP
Office of Rebecca Evans AM 9 Pontardulais Road, Gorseinon, SA4 4FE
Oxfam Bookshop Castle Street
Oystermouth Library Dunns Lane, Mumbles, SA3 4AA
Penlan Library, Heol Frank, Penlan, SA5 7AH
Pennard Library, Pennard Road, Southgate, Pennard, SA3 2AD
Pontarddulais Library, St Michael's Avenue, Pontarddulais, SA4 8TE
Red Cafe 646 Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, SA3 4EA
Sketty Library, Vivian Road, Sketty, SA2 0UN
South Penlan Community Centre Heol Frank, Penlan, SA5 7AH
St Thomas Library Grenfell Park Road, St Thomas, SA1 8EZ
Swansea Central Library Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3SN
Townhill Library The Phoenix Centre, Paradise Park, Powys Avenue, Townhill, SA1 6PH
Uplands Market (Cllr Mary Sherwood & Cllr Nick Davies’ stall) last Saturday of every month
YMCA Swansea 1 Kingsway, SA1 5JQ
OR Buy & send products to us direct using our Amazon list: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2K3MWNRGTDPCH…
BECOME A STOPP DONATION STATION
Collect for us at home, work or with a local business.
PRINT OUR SIGN
Help Us Make a Difference
CREATE OR USE A BASKET/BOX
It can be as simple as a cardboard box!
LET US KNOW!
Show us, tag us or email us so we can share the love and thank you. We will then collect when its full.