Edinburgh, United Kingdom:
Scotland offered free universal access to vintage products on Tuesday, becoming the first country in the world to do so.
The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in favor of the Vintage Products Bill, making it a legal right to free access to sanitary products in public buildings.
“We all agree that no one should worry about where their next tampon or reusable tampon comes from,” said MSP Monica Lennon, who introduced the bill ahead of the Edinburgh vote.
“Scotland won’t be the last country to reduce the length of poverty in history, but we have the first opportunity.
“It’s been a long time coming.”
Health products are free for pupils and pupils in Scotland, but now the bill places legal fees on ministers so that anyone can make plans for the country and abroad so that everyone can access them.
Schools, colleges and universities will also have to make a range of period products available free of charge in their toilets.
Lennon said if the law is “leading the world”, schools should also provide education for students to end the stigma of time.
Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Community and Local Government, Ellen Campbell, said the bill had “sent an important message about what kind of country Scotland needs”.
“This is a gender equality Scotland, where no one has to endure rudeness for using inappropriate materials to hide their rules or push household budgets to buy products for their children, or There is a lack of education – Scotland where no one has asked to hide a tampon in their sleeve, ”she said.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the move.
“She is proud to vote for this terrible law as Scotland is the first country in the world to give everyone free products, which she wrote on her Twitter account.”
“An important policy for women and girls”.
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