STUC youth conference calls for action to end period poverty to be ramped up
The STUC youth conference hightlights the issues women faced while having their period as they support action to end period poverty.
THE STUC youth conference is calling on the Scottish Government to have free sanitary products throughout the public sector and to apply pressure on to private sector workplaces to do the same.
Celtic's on the ball: Club becomes first in UK to provide free sanitary products
Celtic has announced that it will provide free sanitary products at Celtic Park from next season
PERIOD POVERTY will be tackled at Celtic Park from next season with the football club becoming the first in the UK to offer free sanitary products on its grounds after a successful campaign by fans.
By August 2018, all female toilets will have a selection of free sanitary products for women football fans on a trial basis, with a decision made on a permanent provision by December.
Aunt Flo, the blob, on the rag: Why a cafe in Glasgow will this weekend be serving Bloody Marys in exchange for tampons
Saturday meets Bloody Marys and a good cause – what’s not to love?
PEOPLE in Scotland have been invited to the first ever Bloody Big Brunch this weekend in a bid to raise awareness of period poverty with some style.
Bloody Mary drinks will be available to attendees, but instead of paying with cash, organisers have asked people to bring along a box of tampons or sanitary towels instead.
Support for legislation to end period poverty grows across Scotland
Trade unions, business and women’s charities have made submissions to a consultation on ending period poverty across Scotland
THERE IS GROWING support from a wide variety of organisations for legislation that could end period poverty across Scotland.
A number of organisations, including the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Engender have made submissions as part of the consultation to Monica Lennon MSP’s members’ bill to provide universal free access to sanitary products.
Glasgow Airport to provide free sanitary products to all of its passengers
Scottish Government welcomes the decision by Glasgow Airport in battle against period poverty
GLASGOW AIRPORT HAS unveiled a new trial to provide free sanitary products to all passengers using the airport.
Sanitary products such as tampons and pads will be made available within the airport’s main check-in area and both domestic and international arrivals.
Labour pledges to introduce free sanitary products in fight against period poverty
CommonSpace’s David Thomson reports from the Labour party conference in Brighton
THE NEW SHADOW women’s minister has said that a Labour government will end period poverty.
Dawn Butler MP said that a Labour government would provide free universal access to sanitary products.
Butler told delegates at the Labour Party’s Women Conference on Saturday that she would provide funding for free sanitary products for secondary schools, food banks and homeless shelters.
Period Poverty battle: Charity steps in to provide sanitary products for homeless women
Homeless women in Glasgow to be offered free sanitary projects
A PROJECT by a Glasgow based charity has been launched to provide sanitary items for homeless women who are sleeping rough.
Street teams already deliver other essential items for homeless people including food, sleeping bags, and needle exchange. The move to include sanitary items comes as the issue of “period poverty” has attracted greater recognition, with a number of charities and cross party politicians calling for measures to address it.
Dionne Newman: Are we really willing to leave women too poor for a period?
Writer and student Dionne Newman says women should never have to face the indignity of period poverty
IN this day and age feminine hygiene products are not hard to come by. They line the shelves of every supermarket, corner store and pharmacy around the world.
Sturgeon: Sanitary products during menstruation are not a luxury but a necessity
Scottish Labour’s inequalities spokesperson, Monica Lennon, asked Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister’s Questions whether access to sanitary products should be legislated
SCOTLAND’S FIRST MINISTER has confirmed that sanitary products during a woman’s period “are not a luxury but a necessity”.
Nicola Sturgeon was urged to bring in legislation to outlaw “period poverty” in Scotland by Scottish Labour’s Monica Lennon at First Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.