Free feminine sanitary pads will be provided by the Scottish government to at least 1,000 women from low-income families.
According to The Scotsman, Community Foods Initiatives North East (CFINE), a charity in Aberdeen that sells wholesale and retail fruit and vegetable fruit, will run the 6-month program. Free tampons and pads will be given to females that belong to low-income communities. The Scottish government is also set to offer the products to secondary schools, organisations, and local colleges.
The program was granted with £42,500 in funding. Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, said in a statement: “It is unacceptable that any woman or girl in Scotland should be unable to access sanitary products. That is why, as part of our wider aims to eradicate poverty from our country, we are exploring how to make products freely available to low-income groups.
“The pilot in Aberdeen is a first step to help us understand the barriers women and girls face – and to help us develop a sensitive and dignified solution to making these products easily accessible to those who need them.”
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