Wales becomes latest government to provide free sanitary products to women

Last week we wrote about a landmark move in Georgia where lawmakers set aside more than $1 million to provide free menstrual pads and tampons to low-income women and girls. Now just a week later, the country of Wales has followed up with another impressive proposal. The government has set up a £2.3m grant to provide free sanitary products to more than 141,000 girls in all Welsh primary and secondary schools in order to tackle period poverty—where women and girls find it too expensive to buy sanitary items. The campaigners behind the move say young women and girls find themselves missing school because they cannot afford these sanitary items, which is unthinkable. Now the campaign is looking for the best ways to distribute these products to girls in the most dignified way possible.

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Wales becomes latest government to provide free sanitary products to women

Last week we wrote about a landmark move in Georgia where lawmakers set aside more than $1 million to provide free menstrual pads and tampons to low-income women and girls. Now just a week later, the country of Wales has followed up with another impressive proposal. The government has set up a £2.3m grant to provide free sanitary products to more than 141,000 girls in all Welsh primary and secondary schools in order to tackle period poverty—where women and girls find it too expensive to buy sanitary items. The campaigners behind the move say young women and girls find themselves missing school because they cannot afford these sanitary items, which is unthinkable. Now the campaign is looking for the best ways to distribute these products to girls in the most dignified way possible.

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