Sanitary products are taxable in almost every country and, this is one of the major reasons why so many under privileged women can’t always afford it.
But, according to reports by Reuters, now Scotland leads the way to make sanitary products freely available for all women in the nation.
Scotland will be the first country to provide free tampons and pads at public places 👏👏👏https://t.co/uxId7vX4SQ— Lauren Holter (@laurenholter) February 26, 2020
Now, the policy has been moved to the second phase where members of the Scottish parliament will have to propose amendments. During a debate in the Parliament the bill’s sponsor, Monica Lennon said:
The legislation is a milestone moment for normalizing menstruation in Scotland and sending out that real signal to people in this country about how seriously parliament takes gender equality.
In 2018, Scotland did something very similar. It became the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities.
People on social media are lauding the progressive move made by the Scottish government and this is what they have to say:
What a wonderful initiative! #Scotland definitely deserves a round of applause! Sanitary products should be free and available to every woman in every country.— Aanica Zulfiquar (@AanicaZ) February 26, 2020
Free sanitary pads for women in Scotland. Wow— jesseca . C ♥️ (@xdarkapocalypse) February 26, 2020
This is incredible— Shanté W. (@Shante_W_) February 26, 2020
Wonderful news!!— Nosisa Mazibuko Doe (@NosisaDoe) February 26, 2020
That would be amazing!— Oceane (@OceaneDevops) February 26, 2020
It’s about time! pic.twitter.com/S8qMAX49t8— Outward Rant (@outward_rant) February 26, 2020
Yo, that’s awesome 👍— helmuska🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@helmuqz) February 26, 2020
We hope that other countries too will follow suit since sanitary products should not to be seen as ‘luxury items’ but, as a necessity.