This week in menstrual equity news from around the world….
- The Scottish Parliament passed a bill making menstrual products available at no charge to all who need them. Products will be in all schools (including university) and the government can direct that they be made available in other public buildings. More here.
- The Italian Corriere della Sera published an op-ed (here) critiquing the Italian Parliament for rejecting a proposal to lower the VAT on menstrual products from 22% to 5%, noting that the government doesn’t want to give up revenue on the Italian market for menstrual products, estimated to be approximately 515 million Euros in size.