TACKLING PERIOD POVERTY!
Scotland, oh how my heart bleeds for you. Today marks a special day that gives me great joy. Scotland has become the first country in the world to make sanitary products free!
Yes, this no joke! The Scottish Parliament have passed the bill.
So, what does this mean? Well, period products are now available to anyone who needs them! Making it a lot easier for starters AND free of charge.
Since learning about period poverty, around the world up to 500 million girls and women are going each month without proper products.
Scotland’s huge step helping to put an end to period poverty shines light on the subject.
By researching into our backyard, sorry to break the ice but period poverty DOES EXIST.
In Australia alone, 42 percent of homeless people are female.
Homeless women or not, by making sanitary products free this allows us to maintain healthy and productive ways of being for those women who cannot afford it!
Thanks to Scotland’s ground-breaking legislation, the world turns bright way round!