UCU welcomes move to combat period poverty in Scotland

24 August 2018 | last updated: 29 August 2018

Commenting on the news that students in Scotland's colleges and universities will be able to access free sanitary products from the start of the new academic term, Mary Senior, UCU Scotland official said:

'This is a really welcome step by the Scottish Funding Council and the Scottish Government. Free sanitary products will help address period poverty issues, as students in particular face financial challenges while they are studying. Tampons and sanitary pads are not luxury items, they are essential for women. This welcome initiative provides women with dignity and respect and should help address the taboos around periods.'

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