Our report shows poor hygiene in remote Indigenous communities is responsible for girls missing school during their periods due to lack of products and knowledge, and feelings of shame. .
When girls know that they have access to hygienic, safe sanitary products they are less likely to skip school while menstruating.
Menstruation is a fact of life – but in many parts of Africa, it's something that young women dread. A South African research group is working to change this.
The government's hands are tied on taxing tampons, but there are alternatives.