Study Shows There is a Need for Better Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products

A new study shows that 50% of households with women and girls of menstrual age in Sri Lanka cannot afford to spend enough money on hygiene products such as sanitary napkins. The study titled “Taxing Menstrual Hygiene Products in Sri Lanka: A policy analysis” was published recently through the European Union (EU) funded project “Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development (ACCEND)”.

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Selling Fish for a Living

Munusamy and his family are refugee returnees who are now settled in Koomankulam, a small remote village in the Vavuniya district. Munusamy and his family were forced to flee Sri Lanka in 1990 due to the civil war. He now lives with his wife and his youngest son and daughter.

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