Free menstrual products at TU
What do we want?
Free menstrual products at TU!
When do we want this? Now!
On 9.1.2023, the pilot project for free menstrual products has started at the TU Berlin. As part of this, free menstrual products will be available for TU students and staff at selected locations. We will collect feedback and see how high the consumption is in order to further expand this offer for university members and to offer it at more and more locations on campus.
As this is the first test phase, it is particularly important that we collect as much feedback as possible. Therefore, it helps us a lot if you share your opinion with us via the survey. You are also welcome to leave comments and suggestions for improvement. We will take these into account in the long-term implementation of the project.
- Toilet next to H 0100A (women’s toilet) (barrier-free)
ground floor, very close to auditorium H 0104 and H 0105 (Audimax)
- Gender-neutral toilet H 3002A
- Coordinating Office for Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality
1st floor, area 1K
- Family Services Office H 1111
1st floor, area 1K
- MA 004A (women’s toilet)
ground floor behind the main entrance on the right
- MA 161 (women’s and men’s toilets) barrier-free
accessible via the lift on the 1st floor
- Toilets (women’s and men’s) barrier-free
ground floor at the exit towards Straße des 17. Juni
- Toilets EB 206 (women’s and men’s toilets)
- Gender-neutral toilet barrier-free
ground floor behind the entrance on the left (in front of TK 016A)
The toilets where menstrual products are available are marked with a red dot on the door (also on some individual cubicles).
The use of menstrual products is as all-important to menstruating people as the use of toilet paper and soap. Yet access to these essential menstrual products can present students with financial challenges and limit their participation in teaching and university life.
For many people, menstruation can be very unexpected and it should be possible for all students to participate fully in teaching and university life – for example, without having to leave lectures to hurry to the nearest supermarket or home.
Menstrual products are also a monthly expense that not all students can afford: those affected by so-called period poverty then have to resort to unhygienic alternatives or stay away from university altogether.
Therefore, with this project we want to take an important first step on the path that other German universities (e.g. Charité, University of Potsdam) have already attempted.
For further and up-to-date information on the project
If you have any questions about the project or if you can imagine being actively involved (for example, by helping to refill the products), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to it !
For the valuable cooperation and support, many thanks to:
EB104, IniChemie, Coordinating Office for Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality, Queer Department of AStA, Family Services Office