This month, a new report has been published by Days for Girls International and New Perimeter highlighting the scope of menstrual health across 12 countries. The report analyses various laws and policies that impact menstrual health within education.
Here is a excerpt from Scotland's review, which Monica Lennon was delighted to contribute to:
"Recognized as a country within the United Kingdom’s territories, Scotland became the first country to pass legislation in November 2020 that would provide period products for free in public places. Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously approved the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 (hereinafter, the “Act”), mandating that local authorities provide tampons and pads to “anyone who needs to use them” in public places. Legal duties were not attached to the Act, however, until August 15, 2022, when the law enshrined that councils and education providers would be legally required to make period products available free of charge, enabling access in community centers, pharmacies, youth clubs and other public places."
You can read the report here: Advancing-Menstrual-Health-Education-and-Economic-Progress.pdf (newperimeter.com)
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