The ongoing protests surrounding this levy demonstrate how ridiculous it is to consider tampons and sanitary towels a “luxury”. And yet, for 82% of women and girls around the world, they are very much a luxury – one which they can’t afford or access. In places like India, where menstrual taboos run deep, 70% of womenrely on old rags to get them through their periods. In Syrian refugee camps, even though families receive coupons for buying the essentials, these don’t cover sanitary products. Women are forced to trade in their belongings to pay for them or make do without."
Read article by Stephanie Thomson from World Economic Forum.