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Lions Club To Teach Girls How To Make Reusable Sanitary Pads

Lions Club To Teach Girls How To Make Reusable Sanitary Pads

Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) says it intends to link up with organisations that can teach girls how to make reusable sanitary pads to curb school dropout. LCCC’s Governor for Malawi and Mozambique Lion Chisomo Gunda disclosed the intention Saturday at Sunga Primary School in Lilongwe where the club donated over 300 sanitary pads, […]

School Girls Resort To Banana Fibres Over Lack Of Pads

School Girls Resort To Banana Fibres Over Lack Of Pads

An independent survey carried out in more than 25 primary schools in Kagadi District has revealed that schoolgirls are using banana fibres as sanitary pads during their menstrual cycle, something that has greatly contributed to school dropout rates and absenteeism. This was contained in a report released last week by Hygiene Water and Sanitation Caritas […]

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

Henima Investment Gives Free Sanitary Pads To Rural Schoolgirls In Namibia

 Many schoolgirls in rural areas are unable to afford sanitary pads and thus choose to rather sit at home during their menstrual periods and thus miss a lot of lessons. But Henry Jongwe of Henima Investment cc says no child should miss school due to lack of sanitary pads, which prompted him to donate 1,119 […]

Women Pin Hopes On First Lady Over Sanitary Price Hike

Women Pin Hopes On First Lady Over Sanitary Price Hike

A cross section of Zimbabwean women have called on the first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa to intervene towards the increase in sanitary wear prices as they have skyrocketed in recent weeks. ln separate interviews with 263Chat, several women said as the first lady is supposed to be representing the needs of the vulnerable, she should intervene […]

No Sanitary Pads Still…-Women Care International Decries Poor Sanitary Practices

No Sanitary Pads Still…-Women Care International Decries Poor Sanitary Practices

Cllr. Rosemarie James talking with some of the women who attended the program. Cllr. Rosemarie James, the founder of Women Care International Foundation, has warned Liberians to desist from the random dumping of wastes, open urination and defecation in public spaces across the country to avoid serious future health hazards. The unsanitary conditions of many […]

Concerns As Sanitary Pads Project Moved From Ministry

Concerns As Sanitary Pads Project Moved From Ministry

The funds allocated to school girls’ sanitary pads programme have been moved from the Education to the Gender ministry in a move stakeholders fear may roll back the gains made in the five-year-old programme. The approved budget for the financial year that started in July indicates that the Sh470 million set aside for sanitary towels […]

Parliament Adopts Motion On Provision Of Sanitary Pads To Schools

Parliament Adopts Motion On Provision Of Sanitary Pads To Schools

Members of Parliament have adopted a motion tabled by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta, Mr Polson Majaga which called for government to consider providing sanitary pads to all schools in Botswana. Mr Majaga highlighted that according to the UN’s education agency, one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their monthly menstrual period, […]

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Ugandan girls are missing school because they can’t afford hygiene products. Activists are helping out, but a crowdfunding campaign to buy millions of sanitary pads has fallen foul of the country’s authoritarian regime. Dozens of children, clad in their white and blue uniforms, are sitting at their desks in their classrooms. The bell ring rings. […]

Uganda : Government Makes Lunch And Sanitary Pads Compulsory

Uganda : Government Makes Lunch And Sanitary Pads Compulsory

Government has resolved to make it compulsory for all learners to have lunch and free sanitary pads while at school beginning next year. A new circular that has gone out to all chief administration officers, district education officers and Resident District Commissioners across the country, says provision of lunch to all learners in public schools […]