In the coming weeks, the university residences of the Crous and the university health services will be equipped with dispensers of hygienic protection, announced Ms. Vidal during a meeting in Poitiers with students.
“We are aiming for 1,500 distributors and full free admission at the start of the school year“, she added.
These protections will be “environmentally friendly“, specifies the ministry.
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This announcement comes as the minister has appeared weakened in recent days, after the controversy sparked by her outings on Islamo-leftism. Seeming in a hurry to turn the page, she has been hammering since her “priority is the student’s question“.
The free periodical protection in higher education was decided after a consultation work between the minister and various actors (parliamentarians, representative student organizations, or even the Elementary Rules association), specified Ms. Vidal.
According to a study carried out by the Association Fédérative des Etudiants de Poitiers and the National Association of Midwife Students in February, a third of female students would need help in order to be able to purchase periodic protection.
Until now in France, initiatives existed but often remained local. At the beginning of February, the Ile-de-France region, for example, announced that the universities and student residences in the region would soon be equipped with free distributors of organic periodic protection.
This measure is in addition to others, taken in favor of young people, hard hit by the health crisis. In January, Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a “psy check“for students and the setting up of two meals a day for one euro in U restaurants.
Advances “insufficient“in the eyes of organizations like the UNEF, which calls for an emergency plan of 1.5 billion euros, starting with an immediate increase in stock markets and APL and the establishment of a safety net social for all students.
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