Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has said that as a society we must keep momentum going in the campaign to #FreePeriod campaign which calls for free tampons and sanitary towels to be not only being provided in schools for all girls but in also in public amenities.
Councillor Sandra Duffy said “A number of months ago I gave my full backing to the #FreePeriod campaign and I was pleased to see over the Easter holidays that in Scotland a number of young female football supporters have urged Celtic Football Club to take the initiative to be one of first clubs to offer the facility to provide free sanitary products at their stadium.
In the coming months I will be meeting with as many groups as possible to try and get people to buy into supporting the #FreePeriod campaign. And at the same time bringing about practical ways it can be both supported and implemented here in as many public buildings as possible.
I believe that our young women cannot continue to be disadvantaged in this way, these items which are essentials not luxury and should be freely available. These are our daughters and sisters and they should not be made feel ashamed of what is a natural part of being female.