PROViSiON OF FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO FEDERAL WORKERS iN CANADA
How accessible are menstrual products in Canada, and what has Canada itself done to make menstrual products accessible? This report covers the problems women face regarding sexual health and assesses the efficacy of Canadian law towards providing this necessity.
Adequate access to menstrual products is a means of achieving menstrual equity and is necessary for upholding Canadian’s sexual and reproductive rights. However, as of 2019, more than one third of all Canadians who menstruate struggled to afford pads, tampons and other menstrual products and 63% of women and girls missed activities due to their period or concerns of limited access to products or sanitation facilities. Although Parliamentary initiatives have been made to improve access to menstrual products, gaps in access still exist in many schools and workplaces. Therefore, the provision of free menstrual products to federal workers is one way to effectively eliminate the barriers people face when accessing menstrual products such that people who menstruate can experience healthy periods with dignity...
Author: Yousra Amari