Botswana Is the Latest Country to Offer Free Sanitary Products to Young Women

The Botswana government passed a motion to provide free sanitary pads to girls in all state and private schools.

Botswana is the latest African nation to implement the nationwide provision of sanitary products for school-aged women.


Parliament has passed a motion by The Botswana National Front (BNF) to offer free sanitary pads in all public and private schools, reports BBC Africa.Β 

According to Mmegi Online, the BNF launched the "Ensuring the Dignity of Women" program to push for the distribution of such items for disadvantaged women in in 2015.

The Kenyan government welcomed a similar motion in June.

Many have expressed their support for the act via social media.

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