Emulate Scotland on menstrual health

sanitary towels

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha (left) receives part of the 540,000 sanitary towels targeting 180,000 needy girls across the country from M-PESA Foundation Executive Director Les Baille (right) on January 25, 2021 at KICD.  

Photo credit: Diana Ngila | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • There is a huge stigma and lack of understanding around menstruation.

Last year, the government of Scotland enacted a law on providing the desperately needed sanitary pads to all the female citizens. This is a good move that should be replicated in Kenya. In Kenya, period poverty is a huge problem.

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