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Poetry Competition 2019

Many schools have started conversations about menstrual issues – whether that is more openness or period poverty. This year, the charity Women and Girls Charity are running a competition to write a poem about periods that will be judged by authors Harriet Whitehorn and Perdita and Honor Cargill. 

Women and Girls


The winning poems will also be translated and used on posters in the schools with whom the charity works in India, helping girls to feel comfortable about periods and helping them to understand what menstruation is all about.

The theme for this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day is “It’s Time For Action!”, and it would be great if you could include this phrase in your poem. There is no limit for the length or style of your poem, and it doesn’t have to be in any specific format.

Everyone between the ages of 10 and 18 inclusive can enter, and the closing date for entries is Tuesday 9th July 2019. To enter, send your poem through to competition[at]womenandgirls.org.uk or to PO Box 5328, Westbury BA13 9BR with your name, age and contact number or email address (if you’re under 16 then please include a parent or guardian’s contact details).



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