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FBISD High School Seniors Invited to Present at United Nations International Day of Peace Conference

(FORT BEND ISD) – Two FBISD high school students from Clements and Elkins were invited to present information at the United Nations International Day of Peace conference in New York where they spoke about their humanitarian project to make feminine products more available to those in need in the Houston area.

Clements student Anshuni Kale and Elkins student Kelly Yin are co-presidents of the Period Pact Houston, an organization that collected and distributed more than 100,000 feminine products to girls at low-income schools in the Houston area last year.

The United Nations conference held September 14 was a prestigious event that brought together youth leaders from around the world to promote global peace. Period Pact Houston was one of only five projects worldwide and one of just two from high school selected to present.

“From starting with no outside funding to making a big impact in the community and gaining international recognition, we are proud of our work and want to continue inspiring others to engage and help others in their community,” Kale said.

“Period Pact has really opened my eyes to the serious lack of access to menstrual products in Houston,” Yin said. “This organization provides an important platform for young activists like me to advocate across Texas and make a direct impact on schools in our local communities.”

Making an impact beyond the Houston area, more than a dozen members from the Period Pact Houston lobbied with Texas State Representative Donna Howard for the elimination of the Pink Tax, a sales tax that is applied to feminine hygiene products, diapers and other products marketed to women. This summer, Texas eliminated the Pink Tax.


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