"Menstrual hygiene is essential to a woman’s health, education, mobility, and security, and therefore must be viewed as a basic human right."
Catherine Dolan, Julie Hennegan and Gabby Edlin discuss the challenges faced by women and girls without access to sanitary products, or a safe place to use them, on Project Syndicate (17 April 2018). They suggest three actions to tackle the issues: educate to empower, increase awareness, and find solutions based on facts.
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This discussion resonates with the Impact Initiative's campaign #Policies4 Improving Life Choices for Women, and the recent panel at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women (CSW62), where researchers and NGOs argued that adequate policies, programmes, and investments in women’s health and education not only lift women’s living standards but also pave a way towards gender equality.
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