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5 Issues South African Women are Facing this Women’s Month & Beyond

I’m sure it has been a difficult year for everyone. This pandemic has re-emphasized what an unequal society we live in. To see how many people are losing their jobs is heartbreaking. The levels of corruption in my country are infuriating. It is disgusting to see how the death of Breonna Taylor or the shooting of Megan thee Stallion has been turned into memes. It is scary to see how many young women are dying for no reason.

The Global Movement Against the Tampon Tax

Starting January 1, 2020, the sales taxes or value added tax (VAT) on menstrual products has been reduced from 17% to 9% in Germany. The change has been welcomed and celebrated across the world by advocates for menstrual equity and the elimination of sales taxes that mark menstrual products as luxury items.

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