According to a study, Jacinta Artern said one in 12 teenage girls does not go to school because of a lack of access to girl safety during her period. “Young people should not miss out on their education because half of the youth have something in common,” the Prime Minister said.
New Zealand in the footsteps of Scotland
“Providing free protection at school is a way for the government to directly combat poverty and help increase school attendance, which will benefit the well-being of children.” The project will cost NZ $ 25 million (15 million) over three years starting in June.
He explained that it follows a pilot program, which helped last year’s students become more involved in their studies and achieve better academic results. “Menstrual insecurity” affects women who cannot afford sanitary napkins, tampons and pain medications. Last year Scotland became the first country in the world To provide close protection in all public buildings.