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Scotland to make period products free and accessible to all

Scotland will become the first nation in the world to guarantee universal access to free period products on Monday.

Councils and educational institutions will be legally obligated to supply free period products to anyone who needs them, according to a statement released by the Scottish government on Sunday.

“Providing access to free period products is fundamental to equality and dignity, and removes the financial barriers to accessing them,” said Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison.

“We are proud to be the first national government in the world to take such action,” she added.

In November 2020, the Period Goods Bill, which established free access to sanitary products in public buildings as a constitutional right, was approved by the Scottish Parliament with a unanimous majority. BKM/ Expat Media


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