Scotland Is The First Country In The World To Make Feminine Products Free
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Scotland Is The First Country In The World To Make Feminine Products Free

Europe , Scotland , news
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Nov 25, 2020

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.”

“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.