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New Zealand schools to roll out free sanitary products

New Zealand schools to roll out free sanitary products

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that all schools in the country will have free access to sanitary products from June. The announcement follows a successful pilot program launched last year, which provided free period products to about 3,200 young people in 15 schools. Ardern said in a statement the move ’is one way the government can directly address poverty.’

David
David
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J “dr love” S 1 months

Must be great news if you're a business that makes or sells that stuff in NZ. Government just made your product worth nothing.

Robert_Clearwater
Robert_Clearwater 1 months

I am torn on this. One on hand, I think if the government tries to provide a free service, it will inevitably affect the quality of the service or product being offered, bad idea. On the other hand, a monthly bleeding is something that needs to be addressed and sanitized, regardless of income or class, good idea. All metaphors are limited, but I feel that this is somewhat similar to providing someone with a wheelchair. Not everyone can afford the product, but the need for such a product is very clear amongst those that have the need.

World
World 1 months

"Eat Tampons"

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