There are very few places in the world that openly talk about periods. In most places, the matter is still spoken of in secret. In such a situation, Scotland has done a good job. Scotland was the first country in the world to free all period products. A bill relating to period products has been approved by the Scottish Parliament. The move is an exciting initiative after four years of ongoing movement. The name of the bill is unanimously approved by the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act. Now it is necessary to provide these goods to those in need of legal authorities.
This is based on the work already being done by the North Ayrshire Council. Tampons and sanitary napkins are being offered free of charge in public buildings at the site since 2018 The bill was introduced by Scottish MP Monica Lennon. What’s special is that they are running a campaign to free it from 2016. A nationwide consensus was reached following the campaign. Monica Lennon told The Guardian that it was a proud day for Scotland.
Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill unanimously passed Sc Scottparl.
This means Scotland is the first country in the world to make sure that anyone has access to free period products. pic.twitter.com/vr9NSI8A7u
– Scottish Government (ScottGov) November 25, 2020
Lennon said this will make a big difference in the lives of women who have periods. There has been a change in the local governance and community level and everyone is respected during this period. Talking about Periods is a big change now. A few years ago, the Holyrood Chamber had no talks about periods and is now mainstream.
According to charities, there has been a significant increase in poverty in the period following the corona virus epidemic. The annual cost of the project will come to 8.7 million euros. Lennon said the whole world is currently eyeing Scotland. In the midst of the global epidemic, this is a key message that the rights of women and girls can be made a political issue.