370 Responses On Access To Period Products

The government says it has received around 370 responses from students about their experiences with accessing period products in Jersey.

A petition in 2020 asked for Jersey to follow Scotland and make menstrual products free for all.

It was signed by 2,231 people.

At the time, the Social Security Minister said she couldn't commit to that approach, because they needed a better understanding of the situation in Jersey.

Government officers are currently working through the responses received.

Deputy Judy Martin says they will help to inform their next steps - and she plans to present the findings to the States before the end of this government term.

The Red Box Project has been providing products to many schools in the island since 2019.

The charity said in January 2021 that Jersey 'can and must do better'.

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