Scotland becomes first in the world to provide free period products
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Scotland became the first country in the world from August 15 to ensure universal access to free period products.
The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in favour of the Period Products Bill, which made the right to free access to sanitary products in public buildings a legal right in November 2020.
After the enactment of this law, sanitary napkins will be available free of cost in many public places including community buildings, youth clubs and medical stores.
Even before this, in the year 2018, Scotland has become the first country to provide free sanitary products in government schools.
What is included in the new law?
Under the law, local authorities and education providers are legally required to provide period sanitary facilities free of charge to those who need them.
In addition to the provision of free products, the government has funded an educational website for employers, improved menstrual health resources available to schools, and implemented a successful anti-stigma campaign.
Product seekers can locate their nearest collection point using the PickupMyPeriod mobile app, which was launched by social enterprise “Hey Girls” with the support of the Scottish Government.
Scotland is a country in the United Kingdom.
Capital - Edinburgh
Currency - Pound Sterling
Prime Minister- Nicola Sturgeon
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