A single pack of sanitary pads now costs three times its usual price.

A single pack of sanitary pads now costs three times its usual price.

This is the sad reality of today's economy.

The implications of this reality are:

1. More adolescent girls will resort to using tissues, rags, newspapers, bed foam, cotton wool, washed disposable sanitary towels, and diapers.

2. More girls will be more at risk of sexual and menstrual health-related diseases and infections.

3. More adolescent girls will skip school.

4. More girls especially from poor homes will source funds to buy menstrual products through all means possible, thereby putting them at risk of increased social vices and exploitation.

Finally, this situation saddens us deeply.

The drive to continue our voluntary sanitary period dignity project rose from the experiences girls have shared with us, the genuine smiles on their faces when they receive free NAFDAC, certified washable, reusable, sanitary products, and the knowledge they got via the sexual, reproductive and menstrual hygiene education sessions.

Now, we need quick menstrual policies passed into law,  ensuring taxes are completely removed from sanitary pads.

I believe adolescent girls in Nigeria and Africa should enjoy the same privileges as girls in countries and states like Malawi, which recently signed into law to remove taxes from sanitary pads, New Zealand, Scotland, Washington DC, and Michigan Arbor.

Join us on this voluntary, humanitarian journey and support women and girls with washable, reusable sanitary pads and/or reusable padded pants?

We can jointly bring an end to one of the global health issues facing adolescent girls - Period Poverty!

Together, we can!

2, 350 adolescent girls have been reached, with 6,650 to go.

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