1 in 4 Campaign
The 1 in 4 campaign focuses on tackling period poverty in Mississippi schools and falls under the Advocacy pillar of our mission. Nearly 1 in 4 students across the country struggle to access period products. In 2022 we successfully advocated for an Aunt Flow menstrual product dispenser to be installed all three Vicksburg Warren School District high schools. 601 for Period Equity also regularly donates menstrual health supplies to local schools in Central Mississippi. With recent funding in 2023, we hope to continue installing more menstrual product dispensers in local Mississippi schools.
601 For Period Equity x ACLU of Mississippi Menstrual Product Drive for Incarcerated Women in Mississippi
In the fall of 2021, our Jackson branch leader Maisie Brown teamed up Representative Lataisha Jackson and the ACLU of Mississippi to hold a menstrual product drive for incarcerated women in the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and had an amazing turnout! Menstrual hygiene is a human right for EVERY menstruator!