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Government of Ireland

Period Dignity
Total funding in mio USD:
3
Description
Since 2021, the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have been allocating a budget of € 2,44 milliion for period dignity measures, including the provision of free menstrual products, education and research, supporting those most in need (e.g., the homeless, those living with addiction, minorities including Travellers, Roma and refugees and those experiencing consistent poverty). The programme is implemented through local authorities and by NGOs. [Note: USD figure is based on conversion rate of 07/06/2024]
Startdate
2021
Enddate
2024
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Ireland
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Government of Australia

Womens Budget
Total funding in mio USD:
8
Description
The Government will provide $12.5 million over four years starting in 2024–25 to the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation to facilitate community led, culturally appropriate distribution of free period products – including pads, tampons and other products – to girls, women and gender diverse people in rural and remote First Nations communities.
Startdate
2024
Enddate
2027
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Australia
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Government of Brazil

Dignidade Menstrual
Total funding in mio USD:
83
Description
In March 2023, the Federal Government announced the start of the menstrual dignity programme (program dignidade menstrual) to implement the law on menstrual health (law number 14.214/2021). The program ensures the free and continuous distribution of sanitary napkins to about 24 million people between 10 and 49 years old who are students, homeless or incarcerated women, or from low-income households, through accredited pharmacies throughout Brazil. In addition, the program includes training and education for the public and through public officials. The budget allocated is BRL 418 million. [Note: USD figure is based on conversion rate of 04/04/2024]
Startdate
2023
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Brazil
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Government of Utah / USA

Period products in schools
Total funding in mio USD:
4
Description
State House Bill 162, which was approved in 2022, mandates local school boards and charter schools from elementary up to high school level to provide free period products in the bathrooms. Enactment of this legislation ist estimated to cost the State Board of Education $2,387,400 FY 2023 and $1,757,400 one-time in FY 2024.
Startdate
2022
Enddate
2024
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United States of America
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