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#FreeToBleed: The sanitary policy is on its way

by: Sheilan Clarke - 18 July 2017

#FreeToBleed: The sanitary policy is on its way

Remember that time we called on parliament and government to prioritise the provision of sanitary products for all? Well, last week we were invited by the Minister of Women, Susan Shabangu to give input on the National Policy Framework on Sanitary Dignity. It’s been a long time coming since Pontsho Pilane won our Parliament Challenge...

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#FreeToBleed: Are we any closer to free sanitary pads for all?

by: Sarah Evans - 13 July 2017

#FreeToBleed: Are we any closer to free sanitary pads for all?

In September 2015, Livity Africa’s Project Demo initiative put out a call, asking young people which issues they would like Parliament to address. Journalist Pontsho Pilane, then a student at Wits University, with her #FreeToBleed campaign, emerged as the clear winner. Pontsho petitioned Parliament for free sanitary pads for all in November last year.   Since...

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