Amika George MBE | Founder and Director Free Periods

Photograph of Amika George

At the age of 17, Amika George started the Free Periods campaign to end period poverty in the UK.

After reading about children missing school as they were unable to afford menstrual products, Amika started a global online movement, organized a protest in London attended by over 2,000 young people, and launched a legal campaign. In 2019, Free Periods successfully persuaded the UK government to provide free menstrual products in all English schools and colleges from 2020. Her book, ‘Make It Happen: How to be an Activist’, was published by HarperCollins in January 2021.