The hidden cost of inaction on menstrual poverty

Women and gilrs receive saniatry pads in Bindura during a WAG Road Show

By Theresa Nyava-Machadu  In today’s modern world, it is disheartening to think that many girls and women still face significant barriers when it comes to managing their periods. Menstrual poverty, the lack of access to adequate menstrual hygiene products and facilities, continues to plague communities across Zimbabwe. This silent crisis not only affects the physical and mental well-being of women but also hampers their educational and economic opportunities. It is high time we shed light on this issue and understand the real cost of not taking action. Menstrual poverty has…

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