Kenya’s Progressive Menstrual Policies Provide Example For U.S.
NPR: What Kenya Can Teach The U.S. About Menstrual Pads
“…In 40 states, plus the District of Columbia, pads and tampons are subject to sales tax. … But there’s a movement to fight these taxes, and several states have eliminated them. … Meanwhile, one country is way ahead of the U.S. when it comes to understanding that pads and tampons shouldn’t be taxed. … Kenya repealed its value added tax on pads and tampons in 2004 to lower the price consumers pay. And since 2011, the Kenyan government has been budgeting about $3 million per year to distribute free sanitary pads in schools in low-income communities…” (Hallett, 5/10).
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