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Relief At Kaakuwa As Learners Receive Sanitary Pads

Relief At Kaakuwa As Learners Receive Sanitary Pads

There was a huge sigh of relief among schoolgirls from poor families attending Kaakuwa Combined School in Kavango West on Tuesday when they received donations of sanitary pads and hygiene products from a youth-run organisation. The learners from Grade 4 up to 8 received sanitary pads and toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, roll-ons, bathing soaps […]

Bomet Girl Suicide After Humiliation Over Menses

Bomet Girl Suicide After Humiliation Over Menses

Friday, September 6, 2019, started off as a normal school day for 14-year-old Jackline Chepngeno. She rose with high energy, took a shower, enjoyed her breakfast and trekked to Kabiangek Primary School in Konoin Sub-County, Bomet County. In high moods and at peace with herself, Jackline, a Standard Six pupil, enjoyed lessons until the third […]

South African Bureau of Standards To Standardize Reusable Sanitary Pads

South African Bureau of Standards To Standardize Reusable Sanitary Pads

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is planning to standardise the manufacture of reusable sanitary towels, and wants the public’s input. The move for standardisation will ensure quality products are made available for indigent households, said Roshelle Pillay, spokesperson for SABS. “The products are essential for indigent and under-served communities and contributes toward a […]

Free Education Will Lead To Confident Women Judges – Julius Malema

Free Education Will Lead To Confident Women Judges – Julius Malema

Economic Freedom Front (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called for education to be free so young girls can become confident judges who stand up to those in power. He was speaking during a Women’s Day event in the Northern Cape on Friday when he made the comments. “Education must be free of charge so a […]

Ghana’s Ministry Of Education Urged To Consider Free Sanitary Pads For School Girls

Ghana’s Ministry Of Education Urged To Consider Free Sanitary Pads For School Girls

Activists and teachers in the Upper East Region have called on the Ministry of Education to consider in its budget, the provision of free sanitary pads for schoolgirls from very poor homes who could not afford to purchase the commodity during their menstrual periods. The stakeholders including teachers and students made the call at separate […]

The Quest To Make Sanitary Pads Accessible For Women In Rwanda

The Quest To Make Sanitary Pads Accessible For Women In Rwanda

Uwizeye (not real name), a 28-year-old resident of Gisagara District, has not been able to use sanitary pads since 2010. When she lost her job as a waitress in a restaurant in Kigali nearly 10 years ago, it did not occur to her that among the most pressing problems she would have to grapple with […]

Non-Governmental Organization Of ‘Haki-Elimu Is Teaching Girls How To Make Sanitary Pads

Non-Governmental Organization Of ‘Haki-Elimu Is Teaching Girls How To Make Sanitary Pads

Menstrual cycles, with accompanying bodily changes and sometimes even abdominal pain, can be bad news to most ladies, but when it comes to school girls in remote rural areas, where protective pads are unheard of, the situation can be a nightmare. Sanitary health, especially among school girls in rural villages is becoming something of paramount […]

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

 Tanzanian women are expected to save a minimum of Sh7,000 per year following the scrapping of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary pads, which is slightly more than 15 per cent. The Citizen calculation shows that one women spends at least Sh36,000 inclusive of VAT per year on buying the sanitary pads, but following the […]

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

 Eight-year-old Maiya Ndeutala made another huge impact last month when she collected more than 200 sanitary pads, toilet paper and toiletries from the community of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay through her personal campaign, and donated all the items to the Grade 1-3 learners at the JB Brandt Primary School in Utuseb, a community in the […]

SADTU Accuses KZN Education Dept Of Mismanaging Free Sanitary Pads Project

SADTU Accuses KZN Education Dept Of Mismanaging Free Sanitary Pads Project

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has accused the Department of Education of commercialising the free sanitary pads initiative in KwaZulu-Natal. The union’s KZN provincial secretary, Nomarashiya Caluza, told journalists on Thursday that reports from the ground indicated gross mismanagement of the project. She said schools were running out of storage space for the pads […]

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