‘A Matter of Course’: Norway’s Armed Forces to Provide Soldiers With Free Period Products

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Just several weeks ago, Sweden launched a PR-campaign informing the public about the availability of free period products for female conscripts as a big win in its efforts to achieve equality. Now, Norway has decided to follow its neighbour’s example.

The Norwegian Armed Forces have decided to provide female conscripts with free sanitary napkins and tampons, national broadcaster NRK reported.

Earlier this week, female conscripts learned that Swedish soldiers receive free free period products and launched a campaign asking why they don’t enjoy the same privilege.

In late January, Sweden launched a PR-campaign informing the public about the availability of free period products for female conscripts as a big win in its efforts to achieve equality. Now, the Norwegian military has decided to follow suit.

Chief Sergeant in the Army, Rune Wenneberg, voiced his disappointment that this had not been taken care of before.

“We had all these articles in our supply system, so then it was easy to find a solution. All you have to do is actively order bandages and tampons so that they are available to our soldiers”, he told NRK, stressing that arrangements should be made for everyone to succeed in their role as soldiers. “There isn’t always agreement on what challenges time and money should be spent, but this was a matter of course”, he added.

“I am very happy on behalf of the soldiers. At the same time, I am very pleased to be…

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