The need of the hour is to take the first step and subsidize menstrual hygiene products and remove the 13% VAT on them. Even the import taxes on raw materials required to manufacture period products need to be relaxed from extra taxation so as to promote a greater market for locally manufactured menstruation products.
Isn't it a delight, if you could spend less on sanitary pads or tampons? And what if you could make your own cloth pads, more comfortable and are better for the environment? So, here's a video on how to make your own reusable pads:
NAIROBI (KENYA), Nov 15: In September this year, a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kenya committed suicide because a teacher allegedly called her “dirty” after she got her period and stained her clothes. It was her first period and she didn't have a sanitary pad with her.
POKHARA Aug 12: Women of Pokhara are receiving a three-day training to make sanitary pads. The training which started on Saturday is being jointly organized by Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Pakheta Nepal, in association with BaBa Foundation and Expose Nepal.
BAJURA, April 26: Only women know how difficult periods become due to the added burden from society. Still, a large number of girls and women in our country are banished from their homes during menstruation.
GALESHWAR, March 17: The girl students appearing this year's Secondary Education Examinations or SEE in Myagdi will receive sanitary pads as well, while they get the question papers for the examinations. The SEE begins from coming March 24.