FREE SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR ALL WOMEN

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Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
17 October 2013
Decision

In these austere times women often bear the brunt of stretching finances in the home. It is well known that when it comes to prioritising essential things such as food and bills against personal items, food, bills, kids and home always come first, and women’s dignity and health issues go out of the window.

One of the most expensive personal items a women has to buy is sanitary products. The cost of sanitary pads in a home with a woman with teenage daughters is and can be phenomenal. Isn’t it time such an essential product is available to women free of charge. What a boost to women’s equality this would be.

Conference calls upon the National Women’s Committee to work with all relevant bodies including the Fawcett Society to campaign for free sanitary products for all women.