Sanitary pads

EDITORIAL: Sanitary pads should be a basic human right

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) activists are running all the way to the bank since women will now be able to save 18 per cent on the price of sanitary pads. This follows an announcement by the government that it was scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) which is calculated at 18 per cent. It is...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:24am

After VAT waiver, now activists want production costs for sanitary pads reduced

In August 2013, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed a resolution urging partner states to waive taxes on sanitary pads in order to increase their accessibility for girls and women. Seven years later, Rwanda has announced it is scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7:47pm

Activists push for free sanitary pads for girls from poor families

Activists and teachers have called for the provision of free sanitary pads for schoolgirls which will ensure that no girl misses classes or drops out of school just because of menstruation periods. With knowledge that many girls miss school during their periods, in August 2013, the East African...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:31am

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