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United Way’s Tampon Tuesday event happening tonight at Cecil’s

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Tampon Tuesday being put on by the United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts’ is happening at Cecil`s tonight. The event involves feminine hygiene products being collected and then donated to the North Bay Food Bank and Nipissing Transition House. Community members are invited to come out for a social evening of fun and learning. Representatives from community agencies will be there to talk about the challenges women living in poverty face in our community. Community Coordinator, Katina Matheson says they want to ensure that all women have access to the products they need.  Matheson says this event is about empowering women, bringing the community together, helping each other out and just having an opportunity to learn and socialize together, in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

The North Bay and District Labour Council is supporting Tampon Tuesday. Labour Council President Henri Giroux says gender income inequality is a real thing,  on average women in Canada earn 27 per cent less than men, and that’s why it’s important to raise awareness on International Women’s Day. North Bay and District Labour Council’s Tammy Martel, and Educational Assistant with the Near North District School Board, has been lending a hand by helping labour collect tampons and pads for the United Way. Martel says from a personal standpoint, Tampon Tuesday makes a lot of sense. She says she was surprised to learn that women with disabilities earn, on average 75 per cent less than women without disabilities. Martel calls it alarming, and says we must find ways to help.

The event starts at 5:00pm and runs until 6:00pm in the Cecil’s Map Room.

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