Scotland to become first country in world to provide free period products

8/16/2022 10:58:00 AM

The legislation, which was originally proposed by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, was unanimously approved by the Scottish Parliament back in 2020.

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The legislation, which was originally proposed by Labour MSP Monica Lennon, was unanimously approved by the Scottish Parliament back in 2020.

"I'm grateful to them and the thousands of people who have got involved across the country."This is another big milestone for period dignity campaigners and grassroots movements which shows the difference that progressive and bold political choices can make.

Advertisement"As the cost-of-living crisis takes hold, the Period Products Act is a beacon of hope which shows what can be achieved when politicians come together for the good of the people we serve."Scotland's councils will each decide what exact arrangements are put in place, but they will have a legal obligation to give"anyone who needs them" access to a range of period products"reasonably easily".

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Why does it matter what gender the person in this position is? I'm sure he's educated enough on the issue, same as I'm sure many females could educate people on all things to do with male bodies and changes they go through. The point is there's now something positive happening It's 2022 genderless this that bs so yeah it's absolutely fine. The wording of the law is anyone who needs them. Not for women/girls. It was praised for it's wording in fact like transmissions might need them too. Which is impossible isn't it. But hey. Now a man has the role.

Why not, according to the clown world we now live in - men can have periods. So it makes sense a man should have the job. I have been assured that men have periods too. Very worthwhile iniciative by the Scotish government, & in hard economic times, very necessary. However, probably should be headed by a woman. periodpoverty

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Scotland "I'm grateful to them and the thousands of people who have got involved across the country.Image caption, The Templemore Baths are based in east Belfast and have been functioning for almost 140 years It has been described as a "painstaking labour of love", with workers embracing construction methods and materials from days long gone by.of the 16.Scotland will become the first country in the world to protect this right in law and, as a result, councils and education providers will be legally required to make sanitary towels and tampons available free of charge to anyone who needs them under the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act.

"This is another big milestone for period dignity campaigners and grassroots movements which shows the difference that progressive and bold political choices can make. Advertisement "As the cost-of-living crisis takes hold, the Period Products Act is a beacon of hope which shows what can be achieved when politicians come together for the good of the people we serve. The baths at Templemore are the last functioning Victorian public baths on the island of Ireland, having first opened in 1883." Scotland's councils will each decide what exact arrangements are put in place, but they will have a legal obligation to give"anyone who needs them" access to a range of period products"reasonably easily". could not afford menstrual products in the past year. At present tampons, pads and some reusable products are funded in schools, colleges and universities in Scotland. A major extension will provide an additional 25m (82ft) pool with six lanes, while there is also an 80-station fitness suite, spa facilities, a cafe and visitor centre. Since 2017, around £27m has been spent to provide access in public settings. READ MORE: Boris Johnson planning Downing Street return should Liz Truss 'implode' "We are proud to be the first national government in the world to take such action.

Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison said providing access to free period products"is fundamental to equality and dignity, and removes the financial barriers to accessing them". "It was about getting the balance right between the new and the old," he said. While conducting early research into the issue in 2016, Lennon says she was shocked to find that Scottish women were using toilet paper or rags—and missing school or work because they were unable to afford period products. "This is more important than ever at a time when people are making difficult choices due to the cost of living crisis and we never want anyone to be in a position where they cannot access period products," Ms Robison said. "Since 2018, we have delivered ground-breaking action by providing free period products for pupils and students in all our schools, colleges and universities. Further work was undertaken in 1929 with a swimming pool extension to accommodate Olympic hopefuls." She added:"We are proud to be the first national government in the world to take such action. “Periods are normal,” she says, “and no one should ever be made to feel ashamed, or that it’s dirty or needs to be hidden away." Free period products were rolled out in all primary and secondary schools in England in early 2020. Built on a former hospital site, the Templemore Baths have adapted their usage throughout the years - it was a makeshift morgue during World War Two. Celia Hodson, founder of Hey Girls, said: “The Period Product Act shows Scotland is leading the way in recognising that period products are not a luxury and should be freely available to all.

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