Pads and Tampons should be subsidized during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted March 26, 2020 from Canada

Hi sisters,

My name is Isabela Rittinger, and I'm a 17 year old activist from Canada. I'm hoping you can help me with something. 


I created a petition to the Canadian government asking them to subsidize period products during the COVID-19 outbreak. Prior to the outbreak, one third of Canadian women under the age of 25 struggled to afford period products, according to a study by Plan International Canada. Period products are basic necessities and those who menstruate should not be penalized for their bodies. Since the outbreak, period products have become a stockpiled item, making it even more difficult for women to access them.

Here is the link to the petition:

Please sign and share this petition! It is our duty to demand change for those who menstruate that can't afford to be financially burdened because of the pandemic. 

Thank you in advance. Stay strong, stay safe and stay healthy.

Isabela (she/her)

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Jill Langhus
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hi Isabela,

Congrats on sharing your first post, informative stats as well as your petition. What a great idea and initiative. I've signed it and hope that you get some momentum for change on this. Please keep us posted on how it goes.

Hope you and your family stay safe and well.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hi Isabela,
I'm glad you have created this petition, and have signed and shared it. This is something our Government can easily do. It is actions like yours that push our officials (all very well paid) to get real about something so basic and necessary for women, and so out of reach when there is not enough money.
In sisterhood,

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