Sanitary pads remain out of reach for millions living in poverty and are still taxed as a “luxury” item in most African countries.
With current COVID-19, things are just unimaginable.
UNWomen in a tweet says stigma and taboos have exacerbated the pain and suffering for many who menstruate.
“They are excluded from public spaces, forbidden to take a bath and banned from touching food,”.
The discrimination has made it difficult for many to take simple preventive measures, access healthcare services and stay safely at home.
More than 800 million women and girls menstruate everyday across the globe, facing barriers, social stigma and taboos.
UN Women recommends the following ways to help end #PeriodPoverty.
- Donate products to period poverty charities
- Start a campaign in your community
- Raise awareness by posting on social med
As the World marks Menstrual Health Day Remember to sponsor a girl in need.
More to follow….