Cygnett WNBL partner with Share the Dignity to fight Period Poverty

Donate today and help make a difference

Every day in Australia, 3.3 million people are living under the poverty line. That means they may not have the ability to cover their basic living expenses.

Womens National Basketball League are on a mission to make a difference for women, girls and those that menstruate.

All donations will go towards funding a Dignity Vending Machine,  to be placed in a location where the most vulnerable will be able to access period products in a free and dignified way. 


Raised so far


Our goal


Period Poverty in Australia

40% of Australian menstruators have had to change to a less suitable period product due to the cost. 

We know that period poverty has long-lasting impacts on the daily lives of women, girls, and those who menstruate.

  • 48% have missed education classes due to their periods.
  • 65% have missed sports because of their periods.

This shows the impact of period poverty can be far greater than just a tough monthly cycle,  affecting educational outcomes and sporting opportunities too.

It is so important to ensure that all women, girls, and menstruators have the opportunity to gain an education and participate in sporting opportunities, which is why Womens National Basketball Leage and Share the Dignity have teamed up.

Donate today and help provide dignity at a time when it is needed the most.

About Dignity Vending Machines

The Dignity Vending Machine is a world-first innovation that dispenses a free period pack containing six tampons and two pads at the push of a button.

Dignity Vending Machines are installed in public toilets, charities, homeless hubs, domestic violence refuges, community centres, hospitals, Aboriginal Health Services working on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples menstrual health, and low socioeconomic schools across Australia.

Since installing the first machine in December 2016 Share the Dignity has installed 320 Dignity Vending Machines and recorded 206,896 vends as of the beginning of July 2022.

Get yourself a WNBL 'Fighting Period Poverty' t-shirt!

To help raise funds and create awareness of this important cause, WNBL has released a special ‘Fighting Period Poverty’ t-shirt which will be on sale until the end of the season.

All proceeds will go towards funding a Dignity Vending Machine.


Donate period products at each game during round 4. Just look for the the Share the Dignity collection boxes at each venue!

Thank you to season sponsor Cygnett for their incredible contribution to ending period poverty

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the team at Cygnett who are passionate about supporting the community, and kickstarting the 'Fighting Period Poverty Round' with a $5,000 donation. It doesn't stop there with Cygnett really putting some power behind this campaign and committing an extra $50 for every three-pointer scored this round.  We are so proud of this collaberation to help eliminate period poverty in Australia.