London | Scottish MPs on Tuesday voted periodically in favor of free access to security to tackle menstrual insecurity, the first time in the world on this scale.
On Twitter, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed “pride in voting for this revolutionary legislation, which makes Scotland the first country in the world to provide free periodic protection to all”.
All 121 members of Holyrood’s local parliament approved the text intended to introduce the right to use free tampons and sanitary napkins into law.
“We all agree that no one has to worry about their next reusable pad or pad,” Scottish Labor MP Monica Lennon, who introduced the bill, told parliament.
The Scottish Government will now have to allow anyone in need of tampons or sanitary napkins to get them free of charge anywhere in Scotland. Schools, high schools and universities will have to provide many types of periodic security in their toilets free of cost. The Scottish Government may also require public bodies to provide these products free of charge.
Despite initial protests and apprehensions at an estimated cost of £ 9.7million (around € 11million) per year – the bill paved the way for passage on Tuesday with the support of the Scottish Government.
Monica Lennon’s campaign was supported by a broad coalition of unions, women’s organizations and charities.
On Twitter, the MP thanked the “campaigners” as well as his parliamentary colleagues who 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 security,” she said.
Charity Plan International UK managing director Rose Caldwell praised Scotland’s “leading” role. She stressed the importance of this law, explaining that a “toxic trio” of problems lead to menstrual insecurity: “cost of sanitation protection”, “lack of education” and “stigma and shame associated with duration.” “
In France, free distribution of clean safety has been tested in many secondary and high schools, as well as among women in precarious circumstances.
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