Introduction

 

1. The EIS strongly supports the aim of the Bill, i.e. to ensure that everyone in Scotland who needs to use period products can obtain them free of charge through a "period products scheme" which the Scottish Government would have to set up. We also strongly support the proposal that primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities be required to make period products free in all appropriate toilets.

 

2. The EIS view is that poverty has a significant impact on children and young people’s experiences of education. We support all measures to ameliorate poverty’s effects. We are also strongly committed to promoting sex and gender equality and believe that this proposal would significantly enhance equality for girls and women, as well as for some transgender people who menstruate.

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