Scottish Government Gives Women Of Low-income Free Sanitary Products

A project to provide free sanitary products to women from low-income households is to be rolled out across Scotland.

The organization will use its centers in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, and Edinburgh to begin distributing products over the summer.

An evaluation of the Aberdeen pilot showed that two-thirds of the 1,082 women and girls who took part had experienced difficulties in accessing sanitary products in the past.

Equalities Secretary Angela Constance said: “It is unacceptable that anyone in Scotland should be unable to access sanitary products and I am pleased that we are able to work with FareShare to make products available more widely through the services delivered by their partners.”

“Head of FareShare in Scotland Gillian Kynoch said:”FareShare works with over 1,000 community organizations and charities across Scotland.

“We are excited to be working with the Scottish Government to use this network to make sanitary products available to people across Scotland.”

Free sanitary products will also be available to those at school, college or university from August.

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