Starting yesterday, the Period Products Bill has become law in Scotland, the first regulatory provision in the world that guarantees women a free and universal supply of sanitary pads and all the basic products they need during their menstrual period.
The initiative, formally launched in early 2020 by the Scottish Local Government led by independence leader Nicola Sturgeon, received final approval from Edinburgh Parliament yesterday, with a unanimous vote of both the separatist majority of the Scottish National Party (SNP). , and parties British Unionists: from Conservatives to Labour, from Liberal Democrats to Greens.
Sanitary pads must be provided by local authorities and the heads of schools and educational institutions around the various counties in the northernmost region of the United Kingdom. It is a complete novelty among both the nations of the United Kingdom and the rest of the planet, as several activists from women’s organizations point out in today’s media comments. “The campaign was supported by a large coalition of trade unions, women’s organizations and charities,” underlined Monica Lennon, a local lawmaker who was one of the law enforcers. “This is a signal to the world that free universal access to menstrual products can be guaranteed,” she concluded.
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