Scotland has just made history by becoming the first country in the world to offer free period products for anyone who needs them!
The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill was unanimously passed today, which will allow people who menstrate to have a legal right of free access to essential items.
This means tampons and pads will now be free and available in public buildings, which is great news!
Scottish Labour MSP Monica Lennon has been fighting for the passing of the "world-leading" legislation for a long time now. Before the results, she said,
"I am optimistic that we will complete that ground-breaking journey today. Scotland will not be the last country to make period poverty history — but it now has a chance to be the first."
Once the bill was passed this morning, she said,
A proud day for Scotland and a signal to the world that free universal access to period products can be achieved.
This is huge news - well done Scotland 👏