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Removing VAT on sanitary products in Rwanda does not end the war on period poverty

Isimbi, Ynis (2020) Removing VAT on sanitary products in Rwanda does not end the war on period poverty. Africa at LSE (16 Jan 2020), pp. 1-5. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In December 2019 Rwanda announced its decision to remove VAT from sanitary products to make them more affordable. While a tremendous victory for advocates striving to end period poverty and institutionalised discrimination, for many women and girls questions remain around sanitary products’ affordability and accessibility. Ynis Isimbi sits down with Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, to discuss the challenges.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 15:12
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 23:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103751

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