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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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Watch kids in eShowe, KZN receive free washable pads

by: Live Staff - 15 February 2017

Watch kids in eShowe, KZN receive free washable pads

As part of our #FreeToBleed campaign, we wanted to keep the momentum going by launching a drive to provide pads to young girls. As part of this, we sponsored washable pad packs from SUBZ Pads, and handed them over to 54 grade 8 and 9 girls at Princess Langazana Secondary School in Eshowe in rural...

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5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

by: Abigail Javier - 18 September 2015

5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

  If tampon and sanitary pad ads are to be believed, women on their periods are the happiest people on earth. They jump around in white dresses and, strangely, produce a blue liquid instead of blood. After watching countless ads from around the world, I have found five myths that we are going to bust...

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