Ending Period Poverty

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has launched the consultation on her member’s bill to end period poverty in Scotland.

Monica Lennon Period Poverty Launch

Monica Lennon at the Ending Period Poverty consultation launch

Speaking at the launch, Monica, who is Labour’s inequalities spokesperson at Holyrood, said:

“Poverty, health conditions and a lack of access to sanitary products all make managing menstruation difficult.

“In many homes, schools and workplaces embarrassment and stigma around periods is a barrier to hygiene and health care. We need to tackle the scandal of period poverty by first talking about the problem and then taking action to eradicate it. By launching a new website I hope to encourage people to get involved in this campaign.

“The generosity of Scots is helping food banks and shelters to distribute sanitary products but it should never come to this. My Bill will seek to change the law and make period poverty and stigma a thing of the past.”

You can find out more, and get involved with the campaign at www.periodpoverty.scot or reply to the consultation here.

Posted by HLSLabour


[…] entering parliament, Monica has campaigned tirelessly in support of her private members bill to end Period Poverty and more recently she has steered a number of crucial amendments  through the committee stage […]

[…] was introduced to parliament by Monica Lennon as a Member’s Bill in April 2019, after a period of consultation,  and seeks to set up a Scotland-wide scheme to allow anyone who needs period products to get […]

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