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.
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.
— nomfanelo mngadi. (@NomfanelWOE) August 2, 2017
I salute you my motherland,big up for Botswana you're a shining star
— Manyane EN (@ntshimenyaks01) August 2, 2017
BOTSWANA PARLIAMENT ADOPTS MOTION TO PROVIDE FREE PADS TO SCHOOLS. pic.twitter.com/CX1QUSSk5n
— TLC (@tshepanglerato) August 2, 2017
In case u missed it as of today in Botswana by Law every school going age child shall receive free sanitary pads 👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿
— Mbekezeli (@mdladlamn) August 2, 2017
Botswana MPs calling for free sanitary pads.....wow!
— Philip Mawuli Tetteh (@pmtetteh) August 2, 2017
Botswana parliament agrees to pass motion calling on government to provide free sanitary pads in public schools. That's progressive 🙏🙏
— Sure Kamhunga (@sure_kamhunga) August 2, 2017