COSLA to provide free access to sanitary products in all of its offices

COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison has announced that from today (Wednesday) COSLA is to provide access to free sanitary products in its Edinburgh Headquarters and Conference Centre, as well as its offices and meeting spaces in both Glasgow and Brussels.

Commenting this morning Councillor Evison said: “Scotland is leading the way in offering more and more women and girls access to free period products. I am therefore delighted to announce that from today sanitary products will be provided free of charge to anyone attending any conference or event within the three COSLA offices.

“As President of COSLA one of my main political principles is equality. I would encourage public bodies across Scotland to support the dignity of women and girls, ensuring that lack of access to sanitary products does not impact on an individual’s ability to fully participate in public life in Scotland.”

She concluded:  “I am delighted that COSLA has shown real leadership on this issue, and that as local government’s representative body in Scotland we continue to do our best to break down barriers in our quest for equality.

“At  COSLA we are determined to help to address period poverty and to level the playing field between men and women.”

Article published: 
Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:06