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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. 

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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Cameroon's LGBT Community is Facing Increasing Persecution

A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.

There are significant concerns over human rights abuses in Cameroon, according to a report shared by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The campaign group has highlighted the rising persecution of members of the Cameroonian LGBT community which have been documented over the past few months. Security forces in the country have been accused of threatening, assaulting and arresting queer individuals.

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