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Provision of sanitary pads in schools to delay- Janet Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni says that there is a need for a well-funded national project to sustain the provision of free sanitary pads. Janet Museveni was on Thursday responding to queries by Members of Parliament sitting on the Education Committee …

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18,000 girls in Kitgum acquire skills in making reusable sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | 18,000 girls from ten sub-counties in Kitgum district are expected to acquire skills in making handmade reusable sanitary pads when schools open next year. The six months training to equip the girls commenced in Kitgum Municipality with training of ten selected women representatives from sub …

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Rwanda scraps tax on sanitary pads to aid poor girls

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwanda announced Wednesday it was scrapping an 18 percent value added tax on sanitary pads to make them cheaper for girls who are often forced to skip school during their periods. The country becomes the latest to drop the controversial tax which has increasingly infuriated women …

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Education Ministry to present budget for free sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament has tasked the Education and Sports Ministry to present a budget for the provision of free sanitary pads to school girls. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga issued the directive after the Presidency Minister, Esther Mbayo, failed to state how much money government …

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Gov’t tasked to explain progress on provision of sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the Ministry of Education and Sports to present a report within three months on the progress on government’s plan to provide sanitary pads to school girls in primary school. Oulanyah made the directive on Tuesday …

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Kadaga calls for production of reusable sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that production of reusable sanitary pads should be emphasized in a bid to support girl child education. Kadaga argues that reusable pads are often cheap and convenient since they can be used several times when the …

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What happened before Stella Nyanzi was picked up?

  Outspoken feminist, academic and Uganda government critic Dr Stella Nyanzi had given a vibrant speech at Friday’s Kampala Metropolitan Rotary fellowship minutes before she was picked up by people said to be plain clothes security agents. Reports Saturday morning indicated she is in police custody and will be charged on …

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