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Menstrual Poverty

Menstrual Poverty

A fifty-year-old woman who began her period at age 13 has had nothing less than 400 menstrual experiences. This means she has bought more than four hundred packs of sanitary pads in her life as this is the most common hygienic way to take care of this monthly call of nature. In addition to the […]

Education Ministry Gives 21,000 Schoolgirls Sanitary Wear

Education Ministry Gives 21,000 Schoolgirls Sanitary Wear

At least 21 400 schoolgirls from Mashonaland West province have so far received sanitary wear and soap tablets from the Government through the Primary and Secondary Education Ministry. Government has also availed over $15,8 million to the province towards the procurement and distribution of the second batch of sanitary wear. Over 58 900 primary school […]

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey published on Thursday found. More than half the 850 women interviewed in 15 African nations also reported a rise in sexual violence and almost one in three had observed […]

Sanitary Wear Must Be Affordable For Girls

Sanitary Wear Must Be Affordable For Girls

Sanitary wear must be made available and affordable, while education about menstruation and stigma around the biological process must continue, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said. Amai Mnangagwa said this yesterday during her interaction with 50 children drawn from disadvantaged backgrounds during the commemoration of the Menstrual Hygiene Management Day. There have been major concerns […]

Zimbabwe Government To Safeguard Menstrual Budget

Zimbabwe Government To Safeguard Menstrual Budget

Government has been urged to adopt systems that ensure effective utilisation of the 2020 sanitary wear budget to promote the menstrual health of girls in rural areas. Girls in primary and secondary schools are set to receive free sanitary wear starting this month after Government budgeted $200 million. In an interview with The Herald last […]

Ministry Of Primary and Secondary Education Prepares Sanitary Wear Budget For Girls In Zimbabwe

Ministry Of Primary and Secondary Education Prepares Sanitary Wear Budget For Girls In Zimbabwe

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has put forward an ambitious budget proposal for the provision of sanitary wear to school-going girls, deputy minister Edgar Moyo has said. The ministry in research carried out recently, took note of the fact that menstruation hygiene is one of the major reasons why most young girls abscond […]

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 […]

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