15. Women and Poverty; Homelessness; Period Poverty ["Period Equity"]

homeless Native American woman

 

15.  Women and Poverty, Homelessness; Period Poverty ["Period Equity"]

Alternatives for Girls
“... to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.”
www.alternativesforgirls.org

Battered Women Support Services [Vancouver]
"Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), as ending violence workers, frequently and regularly work with women facing homelessness. It is the worst form of urban poverty and social vulnerability. Women are one of the groups affected most dramatically by homelessness, in terms of both the challenges they face once homeless and the impacts of the dangers to them of being homeless."
https://www.bwss.org/women-and-homelessness/

Homeless Prenatal Program
“... family resource center in San Francisco that empowers homeless and low-income families, particularly mothers motivated by pregnancy and parenthood, to find within themselves the strength and confidence they need to transform their lives.”
www.homelessprenatal.org

 My Sisters' Place [Hartford, CT]
“... a safe and nurturing environment… for  people who have found themselves homeless due to domestic violence, eviction, unemployment or mental illness – the overwhelming majority often women and children.”
www.sistersplacect.org 

Period Equity
"Food or tampons? No one should have to choose."
https://www.periodequity.org

Fred Victor [Toronto]
"a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto."
https://www.fredvictor.org/2022/03/07/women-and-homelessness/

When the women were able to time and space their pregnancies, they were more likely to advance their education, earn an income, raise healthy children, and have the time and money to give each child the food, care, and education needed to thrive. When children reach their potential, they don’t end up poor. This is how families and countries get out of poverty. In fact, no country in the last fifty years has emerged from poverty without expanding access to contraceptives.” 
― Melinda Gates, The Moment of Life: How Empowering Women Changes the World

 

“A.”  “Protecting men at the women’s shelter.” [2020]
https://archive.ph/x8VC8

Bridget Crawford and Emily Waldman.  "Period poverty in the United States: what the law should do." [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/ggRZf

Huma Farid, M.D.  "Period equity: What it is and why it matters.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/wip/DZAa1

Brad Hunter.  “Trans woman sexually assaulted shelter resident: cops.”   [2023]
https://archive.ph/wip/WWOkH

Sanam Maher.  "The activists confronting period taboos in Pakistan : Facing threats and alienation, women push for menstrual awareness in a country where women’s health taboos limit rights. " [2023]
https://archive.ph/8BErL

Angela Marie MacDougall.  “Women, violence, homelessness and housing.”  [2023]
https://archive.ph/wip/ef2xx

Maypelsyrup.  “Why saying ‘uterus havers’ and ‘cervix owners’ is medically dangerous for women, especially the most vulnerable women.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/hlJVi

Nursing @USC Blog.  "Unsafe and unwell: How homelessness affects women and how to help." [2019]
https://archive.ph/wip/CIYux

Regis College, Master of Science in Nursing.  "Period poverty, stigma, and female hygiene gaps in the U.S. and around the world." [2021]
https://archive.ph/7ORza

Raquel Rosario Sanchez.  “If ‘white feminism’ is a thing, gender identity ideology epitomizes it.”  [2017]
https://archive.ph/LNCZd

Amy Smith. "The state of period poverty in the U.S."  [n.d.]
https://archive.ph/GJqKe

JR Thorpe.  "Over a third of people think period poverty isn't an issue in the U.S.-- they're wrong." [2019]
https://archive.ph/wip/y1451

Wikipedia. "Homeless women in the United States." [n.d.]
https://archive.ph/wip/prkWM

 

Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
― Barber B Conable Jr.

 

Paul Farmer, M.D. Women, poverty, and AIDS: Sex, drugs, and structural violence, 2nd Ed. 2007.  RECOMMENDED
BOOK

https://archive.ph/wip/Ah901
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3528322-women-poverty-and-aids

 


 

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