Act now to help end Period Poverty

You have less than a week to help end Period Poverty.

According to the charity, the Trussell Trust, more than 133,000 people used foodbanks in Scotland in the last financial year, and thousands of women and girls also required free access to sanitary products. They just cannot afford to buy the tampons or towels that they need.

Monica Lennon Period Poverty Launch

Monica Lennon at the Ending Period Poverty consultation launch

If a woman or girl cannot afford to buy food, how can she pay for essential healthcare products?


In August of this year Monica Lennon MSP launched a consultation on a proposal for a Member’s Bill which will address the issue of access to sanitary products in Scotland’s schools and an anonymous, universal system to provide sanitary products for anyone who needs them.

But for this to become a reality the bill needs to pass with support from the majority of the Scottish Parliament. You can help ensure Monica’s Member’s Bill gets the support it needs in the Scottish Parliament by participating in the consultation.

The consultation deadline is Friday 8th December 2017 so please don’t miss the opportunity to play your part in fighting period poverty and help make a huge difference to those who are really struggling.

You can access the consultation at and find more information about the campaign at

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