Scottish MPs voted on Tuesday in favor of free access to periodic protection to combat the insecurity of menstruation, previously on this scale.
On Twitter, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed pride in voting for this revolutionary law, which makes Scotland the first country in the world to provide free periodic protection to all.
121 members of Holyrode’s local parliament all approved the text, intended to give the law the right to access free tampons and sanitary napkins.
“We all agree that no one should worry about their next reusable tampon or pad,” Scottish Labor MP Monica Lennon, who introduced the bill, told parliament.
The Scottish Government now needs tampons or sanitary napkins anywhere in Scotland, which they can get for free. Schools, high schools and universities must provide a range of periodic security in their toilets. The Scottish Government may also require public bodies to provide these products for free.
Despite initial protests and fears over an estimated cost of £ 9.7million (around CAD $ 17million) per year – the bill made its way into passage on Tuesday with support from the government. Scottish Government.
Monica Lennon’s campaign was supported by a broad coalition of unions, women’s organizations and charities.
On Twitter, the MP “thanked all those who campaigned” as well as his parliamentary colleagues approved the text. “It is a proud day for Scotland and a sign for the world that it is possible to implement free universal access to periodic conservation,” she said.
Charity Plan International UK managing director Rose Caldwell praised Scotland’s “leading” role. He stressed the importance of this law, stating that a “poisonous trio” of problems led to menstrual insecurity: “the cost of protecting hygiene”, “lack of education” and “stigma and shame associated with periods”.
In France, free distribution of hygienic safety has been tested in many middle and high schools, as well as in heterogeneous conditions among women.
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