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SI Esperance begs Govt for measures to decrease cost of feminine products

A women advocacy group is calling on the Government to implement measures that will result in a decrease in the prices of feminine products to make them more affordable for women and girls.

Soroptimist International (SI) Esperance’s vice president Rabbia Khan issued the call on Monday at the launch of their Period Positivity Project at ASJA Girls’ College in Barrackpore.

Lamenting that sanitary products were still being treated as luxury items rather than a necessity, she said, “I would also take the opportunity today to advocate and appeal especially to the women in Parliament for the removal of customs duty on or subsidisation of feminine products and the free distribution of same to the vulnerable in our schools.”

The club intends to distribute sanitary projects to disadvantaged girls at rural schools for three years.

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