" this is fantastic news. Mensfattigdom should never be a barrier to education, " says Amika George, founder of the organization Free Period, to Reuters.
from middle school and upward, including university, offered free feminine care products, but now the government has therefore decided that the possibility should cover all skolåldrar from next year.
– After having spoken with parents, teachers and students, we are now expanding to more than 20,000 primary schools, so that all young people in all our schools receive the support they need, " says Storbritanienns barnminister Nadhim Zahawi, according to Reuters.
– With free access to basic sanitary protection for all children in primary school can every student go to school without the anxiety and stress of having to worry about where their next bind or tampon will come from, " says Amika George.
attention in the Uk after studies of Plan International UK, which revealed that one in ten girls between 14 and 21 years, had not afford feminine care products, and half have missed a whole day of school because of their mens and over 40 percent at some time have been forced to use home-made sanitary products, such as toilet paper, newspaper or socks.
In march, it was decided also to provide free tampons and other produce sanitary products at all state hospitals in the united kingdom, among others, after criticism that the men have been offered razors free of charge, and since last year can låginkomsttagande women in Scotland get free feminine care products.
the advocates of free feminine care products. According to their calculation from the last year, it would cost 300 million, to offer the possibility to all young people under the age of 20.