Tag: sanitary towels

Should African govts scrap taxes on sanitary pads for girls and women?

10 per cent of Sub-Saharan girls in low income households lose almost a week of school every month due to the fact that they do not have sanitary towels. This in the long run has an economic impact on the livelihood of these girls and their families. One young lady in her bid to ensure that there is an equal playing field is campaigning for the abolition of taxes on sanitary, Isabella Akaliza joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenya’s law on free sanitary towels for schoolgirls: To what extent is government keeping its word?

In June 2017, the government of Kenya passed a historic law to give free sanitary towels to school girls aiming at minimizing absenteeism and putting them at par with their male counterparts. Despite the government allocating about $4.7 million in the 2017/2018 financial budget towards this, there are still complaints and accusations to the government on them not keeping their word. Monicah Muhoya, Founder, Heels4Pads joins CNBC Africa for more.