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#Endthe9jataxonpads: For All These Reasons, Nigerian Women Are Calling On The Government To Stop The Tax On Menstruation Pads

   

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Female twitter users are sharing their stories online to urge the government to end the tax on sanitary pads. Using the hashtag, #EndThe9jaTaxOnPads, these women are highlighting the dangers of using unhygienic means, especially for people who can’t afford them.

With the rise in the price of this basic and essential commodity, it is becoming difficult, especially for low income earners and people with heavy flow, to afford it.

Read their stories below

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Betty Afolami

    Betty Afolami

    October 21, 2018 at 11:02 am

    There was a time in my 100 lvl in the university that I used cloth…( my Ankara scarf)…
    I felt bad.. The sch clinic gives out free condoms but can’t afford to give out a single pad…
    Why can’t sanitary pads can’t be given out free to female students in out primary, secondary and tertiary institutions….
    Smh..

  2. Bridget Isimeme Akporherhe

    Bridget Isimeme Akporherhe

    October 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    When i was in high school some people brought boxes of sanitary pads to my school. Guess what? We were so so happy, unfortunately the sch management never shared these pads to the students. Even if it’s reduced to 50naira in 🇳🇬 I’m sorry some people still won’t be able to afford it.
    Sanitary pads should be free and accessible.

  3. Queen Felicia Seun

    Queen Felicia Seun

    October 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Recently in my local government CDS where I served as a corper, a health organization came to give us lecture. After the lecture guess what, they only share condoms. I wasn’t happy with this but what can I do

  4. Uche Jay Uche

    Uche Jay Uche

    October 21, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    It should be free …

  5. Lagos Ebikaboere Betty

    Lagos Ebikaboere Betty

    October 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    We should have it for free as comdoms are almost free

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