I support the government’s initiative to exempt GST on sanitary pads. I would like to share some of my experiences at FPA India, to uphold my statement. Being a youth volunteer, I have been mentoring a group of underprivileged adolescent girls. One of them was 18 years old and did not even know what a sanitary napkin means or looks like. When I enquired about the same with her mother, she mentioned that the high price of the pads was the reason for the unfortunate reality. So, according to me, a jubilant and vigilant step is needed for the upliftment of menstrual hygiene management for underprivileged girls and women, GST exemption playing a small part it it. However, there is a long way to go and I fully support the initiative to volunteer for FPA India’s initiative to empower women and girls with information on and access to menstrual health and hygiene products.

 

TANYA KOHLI,

YOUTH VOLUNTEER,

FPA INDIA, PANCHKULA.

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