Friday, January 24, 2020

Free Sanitary Products For Secondary Schools In England

Sky News:–  The government will pledge to provide free sanitary products at all secondary schools in England, according to a campaign group.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce the funds in his spring statement, says Free Periods.

They will be available to all students who need them.

Free Periods – led by 19-year-old Amika George – launched a legal campaign in January, alongside the Red Box Project, calling for the government to end period poverty.

Campaigners warned some girls from low-income families missed school during their periods as they couldn’t afford sanitary products.

According to figures collected by Plan International UK in 2017, one in 10 girls and women aged between 14 and 21 said they had been unable to afford sanitary wear.

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