ISSA Period Project Update – Inaugural Edition

January 3, 2023 ISSA Period Project Update – Inaugural Edition

Welcome to the inaugural ISSA Period Project Update. This communication will keep you up to date on the association’s efforts to end period poverty through our advocacy and education. We encourage you to share this information and get others involved with our campaign to advance period dignity.


ISSA Launches End Period Poverty Campaign
The End Period Poverty campaign that ISSA announced on October 24, 2022, is guided by the belief that menstrual care solutions should be as available in away-from-home restrooms as soap, toilet paper, and paper towels. Far too few facilities consider the impact of their patrons being left unprepared while away from home should someone’s period come unexpectedly. As part of this campaign, ISSA is leading a multi-faceted advocacy and lobbying effort in support of public policies to increase access to period products, dispensers, and disposal solutions in away-from-home venues.

ISSA Sponsors Women In Government Service Project
On November 18, 2022, ISSA sponsored the Women In Government’s Leadership & Innovation Summit service project in Orlando, Florida. The summit convenes state legislators and stakeholder experts with broad perspectives and experiences to amplify the work of female lawmakers.

Education Department Weighs in on Whether Period Products Should Be Part of Title IX
The U.S. Department of Education will consider whether access to period products should be mandated under Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, USA Today reported. 

ISSA Releases Best Practices for Menstrual Care in Public Restrooms
This document gives the reasons why and the how-to when it comes to managing period product needs in bathroom facilities. Beyond the obvious health benefits of providing period products, there are other gains for patrons as well as employees and maintenance staff. By providing reliable, attractive, and easy-to-use dispensers stocked with tampons and pads–and a clean and easy means of disposal–patrons and employees feel that their needs and well-being are considered.

Legislative Updates


Please contact us with any ISSA government affairs questions and/or comments that you may have. And thank you for supporting our advocacy efforts. You can find out more about ISSA’s End Period Poverty campaign and contribute here.