The Edinburgh Parliament has simply handed a invoice making periodic pads and towels free. We hope that France will rapidly observe this glorious instance.
“No single lady in Scotland ought to should reside with out periodic protections. “ These phrases, signed by MP Monica Lennon, hit the bull's eye within the Highlands. The Scottish Parliament has simply handed a textual content offering totally free hygienic safety for all girls. Adopted unanimously by 100 and twelve deputies, minus one abstention, this regulation will thus enable Scottish girls to acquire tampons and towels, with out paying for them, in pharmacies, youth golf equipment, native facilities … A world first and glorious a behavior taken by the Edinburgh Parliament, which had already develop into the primary, in 2018, to move a regulation permitting the distribution of periodical protections to colleges and universities.
For Scotland, this measure will value round £ 24 million a 12 months – or € 28 million. A monetary burden, after all, however an actual step ahead for the 10% of ladies who’ve already confronted the impossibility of paying for his or her periodic safety in the UK, according to the calculations of the NGO Plan international. In France, the Decoders of World take into account that this expenditure merchandise poses a real financial problem for 1.5 million women. A determine as edifying as it’s unacceptable! It’s subsequently time for our elected officers to significantly sort out it. A first step has just been taken with the report on the topic introduced on February 11 by two deputies to the Nationwide Meeting. And now, as in Scotland, take motion!