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Period Poverty: Can African countries supply free sanitary products?
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Lifestyle Period Poverty: Can African countries supply free sanitary products?

The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen in what is essentially the first national government-sponsored effort of its type. Several African countries are on the path to establishing sanitary dignity by providing free sanitary products to low income girls and women. However, there is need for a comprehensive policy framework to tackle the availability of the products and the lack of education and sanitation infrastructure.

“Sex is a choice and menstruation is not”: There is no dignity in education without proper sanitation
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Politics and Society “Sex is a choice and menstruation is not”: There is no dignity in education without proper sanitation

South Africa held a consultative Indaba on The Draft National Policy Framework on Sanitary Dignity that looks to provide free sanitary towels for young women and girls. In South Africa having a period is an expense that many cannot afford, and millions of girls miss school each month due to lack of sanitary pads.

Abortion caregivers and companions: The age of the full spectrum doula is here
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Lifestyle Abortion caregivers and companions: The age of the full spectrum doula is here

We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful it is merely that women are strong. The belief that women are strong also applies even to abortion, and women who choose to have an abortion might just need a doula too just as other women who get emotional support from doulas during childbirth. An abortion doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support to people choosing to have an abortion.

Repeat appearances by Kenya’s Sauti Sol and Nigeria’s Chidinma – Talent deficit or failure to diversify?
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Lifestyle Repeat appearances by Kenya’s Sauti Sol and Nigeria’s Chidinma – Talent deficit or failure to diversify?

Multi-award winning group from Kenya, Sauti Sol, best known for their hits “Kuliko Jana”, “Sura Yako” and “Unconditionally Bae” return to Coke Studio Africa – 2017, for the third time this year paired alongside Nigerian songstress Chidinma who is making a return to the show for the fourth time. We ask, is it not time to explore the continental music scene in totality and use the platform to launch talented underground artists into the commercial sphere?