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As the Covid-19 pandemic causes economic crises in the Pacific, women are struggling to afford sanitary care products. Audio
The Union of Students' Associations and Dignity, a company that provides free sanitary products, have launched the Positive Periods campaign, pushing for menstrual education and products to be… Audio
Major Pam Waugh of the Salvation Army says the inability to buy sanitary products is an indicator of poverty. And women are putting their health at risk as they try to get-by without. Audio
Many families in small rural communities can't afford to buy sanitary items, like pads and tampons, so there's a campaign in Northland to encourage women to switch to reusable silicone menstrual cups.
A Wellington high school has started receiving free sanitary products thanks to two young social entrepreneurs.
Bridget Burke asks party leaders what they think about removing GST on sanitary products. Audio
Pharmac will not subsidise tampons and sanitary pads for all women, saying menstruation is a "normal function".
Government funded health agency Pharmac is considering funding women's sanitary products such as tampons and pads. Charity KidsCan says many girls can't afford the products. Audio
Pharmac is considering whether to help cut the cost of sanitary products. The government funding agency has received an application for it to subsidise the products and hopes to report back to the… Audio
The Salvation Army has joined with a supermarket and a Labour MP to raise awareness and call for donations of sanitary products for vulnerable women unable to afford them. Video, Audio
In Africa a reusable sanitary pad is transforming young womens' lives for the better. With Sanne Bolkenstein of AFRIpads. Audio