Tag: Sanitary pads

Condoms for Men, Sanitary Pads for Women? The Question of Period Poverty in Nigeria

by Abigail Anaba It is called Period Poverty. It refers to the inability of girls from low-income households to afford sanitary towels during their monthly period or menstruation – a four-day to one week period within each lunar month when women and girls discharge blood and other materials from their[Read More…]

Girls Forced Into Child Marriage Because They Can’t Afford Sanitary Pads

by Emma Batha LONDON, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma’s story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda[Read More…]