Period poverty is a global issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to manage their periods with dignity. It is also an issue that impacts the global North.
In this week’s episode, we speak with Sherri Smith, President, Soroptimist International of Central Alberta on their upcoming initiative Period Promise which seeks to gain commitment from schools, workplaces and various levels of government to provide free menstrual hygiene products in their facilities.
Sherri Smith | President, Soroptimist International of Central Alberta
Sherri Smith is the current president of Soroptimist International of Central Alberta, part of a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Our vision is that women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Sherri is a longtime volunteer with Soroptimist and the United Way of Central Alberta, focusing on issues surrounding women and girls such as domestic violence, gender equality and education.