World Leading Period Poverty Legislation Lodged In The Scottish Parliament

Monica has lodged world leading legislation at the Scottish Parliament, bidding to ensure free universal access to period products.

The aim of the member’s bill is to create a universal system of free access to period products for all – making Scotland a world-leader – and it will give statutory underpinning to the requirement for schools, colleges and universities to provide products for free.

The bid to change the law is the latest step following a series of successful grassroots campaigns to ensure free access to period products across a range of public places, such as schools colleges, train stations and football stadiums.

Monica said:

“Scotland has a chance to be a world leader by passing my member’s bill and creating a universal system of free access to period products.

“Across the UK grassroots campaigners have already delivered significant change on period poverty, it’s now time for Scotland to put access on a legal footing, lead the rest of the UK and the world.

“Access to period products should be a basic right but sadly in Scotland we know not everyone can afford or obtain what they need. This law would be a step towards a fairer, more equitable society for us all to live in.”