Scotland to become first country to make sanitary products free to all women

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Scotland on Tuesday was poised to become the first country in the world to make sanitary products free to all women.

The country’s devolved parliament is expected to pass its first vote on legislation that would make products including tampons and sanitary pads freely available to all women in Scotland. It would also make the products available at public places such as community centers, youth clubs, and pharmacies, DW reports.

Earlier this year the Scottish government announced that it committed another £4m so that free sanitary products would be available in more public places with the aim being to tackle period poverty.

The move stems from a pilot project announced by the Scottish government in July 2017 that gave women and girls in low income households in Aberdeen free tampons and towels.

Its success saw an expansion of the project in May last year before the government dedicated £5.2m to offer free products to all pupils and students in Scotland in August.

The move stems from a pilot project announced by the Scottish government in July 2017 that gave women and girls in low income households in Aberdeen free tampons and towels.

Its success saw an expansion of the project in May last year before the government dedicated £5.2m to offer free products to all pupils and students in Scotland in August.

Via BBC / DW / The Guardian 
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