Tag: sanitary pads

Rwanda scraps tax on sanitary pads: A win for the Africa girl child

The last time CNBC Africa had this guest in studio, the topic was focused on whether or not African governments should scrap taxes on sanitary pads, now, news has arrived that Rwanda has just done that. This comes after South Africa made the move back in April of this year. Founder of the #FreeThePeriod campaign, Isabella Akaliza joins CNBC Africa on what she feels should come next.

This barter initiative is empowering women & girls with sanitary pads

Bartering is a trading system where goods or services are exchanged without the use of cash. This was mostly used in Sub-Saharan African because of the language barrier. Heels4pads is an initiative founded by two ladies who exchange heels for pads to support girls and women in two folds who can’t afford menstruation products. Monicah Muhoya and Angela Wambui, co-Founders of Heels4Pads join CNBC Africa for more.

Access to menstrual hygiene products remains a challenge to keeping girls in school – report

Access to menstrual hygiene products remains a challenge to keeping girls in school – report
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