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Scotland Is The First Country In The World To Make Feminine Products Free
Scotland’s parliament has passed groundbreaking legislation that will give girls and women tampons and sanitary pads for free.
The bill, proposed by lawmaker Monica Lennon, a member of the Scottish Labour Party, said she’s “delighted that Parliament has passed my bill.”
WE DID IT! The Period Products Bill has been unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/hHn95suJLn— FreePeriodProducts (@Period_Poverty) November 24, 2020
“This is a landmark day for Scotland and for everyone who has campaigned to end period poverty,” she told The Scottish Sun. “Period products are essential, and now no-one in Scotland will have to go without them.
Under the bill, the Scottish Government must set up a country-wide system to allow anyone who needs period products to get them free of charge, including schools, colleges, and universities. The government will also provide the products in public spaces, according to the legislation.
Thank you to everyone who has campaigned for period dignity and to my MSP colleagues for backing the Bill tonight.— Monica Lennon (@MonicaLennon7) November 24, 2020
A proud day for Scotland and a signal to the world that free universal access to period products can be achieved. #freeperiodproducts 🏴 https://t.co/NC3e97jPuQ