in

New Zealand Makes Sanitary Products Free For All School Girls

New Zealand Makes Sanitary Products Free For All School Girls

To tackle “period poverty ” the New Zealand government will provide free sanitary products in schools across the country- where girls are unable to afford or access sufficient menstrual hygiene products.

“By making them freely available, we support these young people to continue learning at school,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 

Nearly 95,000 girls in the country aged nine to 18 are thought to stay home from school during their periods due to not being able to afford pads and tampons, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement.

New Zealand Makes Sanitary Products Free For All School Girls
Image credit

The New Zealand government is investing NZ$2.6 million ($1.7 million) for this scheme.

which will be first rolled out at 15 schools then The program will expand nationwide to all state schools by 2021

New Zealand Makes Sanitary Products Free For All School Girls
Image credit

Several studies have exposed that period poverty impacts millions of people in the world’s richest nations, including the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

A survey of 5,000 New Zealand woman by charity organisation KidsCan found some women were using toilet paper, newspaper or rags as they couldn’t afford proper sanitary products. 

New Zealand Makes Sanitary Products Free For All School Girls
Image credit

And around one in 12 students reported having missed school due to lack of access to sanitary products as per report

‘Menstruation is a fact of life for half the population and access to these products is a necessity, not a luxury. Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter said

This initiative was highly appreciated on Twitter:

Also ReadTwo best friends shows “style not size” viral TikTok video, Same out fit on their body type

What do you think?

Written by LunivaFeed

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0
Two best friends shows "style not size" viral TikTok video, Same out fit on their body type

Two best friends shows “style not size” viral TikTok video, Same out fit on their body type

Man Uses Mobile Charger to Masturbate in Guwahati , Doctors Find it in His Bladder

Man Uses Mobile Charger to Masturbate in Guwahati , Doctors Find it in His Bladder