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.
“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.”