FREE SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR RENFREWSHIRE’S PUPILS AND STUDENTS

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SNP Councillor Natalie Don has welcomed the news that free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities across Renfrewshire thanks to £5.2 million Scottish Government funding.

Delivering on the SNP’s Programme for Government commitment to fight ‘period poverty’ in Scottish schools, colleges and universities – this initiative makes the Scottish Government the first in the world to make free sanitary products available to all pupils and students.
 
Cllr Natalie Don said: 
“The SNP Government’s £5.2 million investment in free sanitary products will allow students in Renfrewshire to remain focused on what matters – their studies.” 

“Many of us know what it is like to struggle for these products and it is a horrible feeling. Periods are a part of life but they shouldn’t be a point of inequality. Basic sanitary provision is a right and it is unacceptable that anyone should suffer the embarrassment and distress caused by period poverty.”

“No-one should have to struggle for sanitary products – it is simply not acceptable and I am very proud that Scotland is leading the way in the fight against period poverty.”
 
“I would encourage everyone to get firmly behind initiatives like this, including the UK government.”
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