Educating over the Airwaves in Tanzania: A Case Study

CASE STUDY SUMMARY:  Glory Pads of Tanzania recently produced a series of radio and TV programs which merge menstrual health education and stigma reduction with brand advertising.  With these programs placed on Tanzanian national stations during the spring and summer of 2021, they reached hundreds of thousands of people. Based on interviews with Glory Pads founder and CEO Hyasintha Ntuyeko, this post focuses largely on her tips for other MHM organizations who might be interested in similar MHM mass media education projects of their own.

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Advancing Menstrual Equity at the Systemic Level: A Webinar Report

From considering the role government can play on a macro-level of setting national agendas, to the specifics of what it means to design a building that is MHM-conscious, the panelists each contributed to a dynamic conversation on how to improve menstrual equity through policy shifts and standards. Here we will be focusing on a selection of key ideas that emerged from the discussion.

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Tips for engaging boys and older people in menstrual health learning (an “IMHER ASKS” video interview)

In this discussion between IMHER and Tanzanian menstrual hygiene entrepreneur, Hyasintha Ntuyeko. Ms. Ntuyeko provides insight and practical tips for how to incorporate boys – as well as older men and women – into educational initiatives and awareness campaigns focused on menstrual hygiene, even when when sometimes facing initial resistance in a given community.

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Lessons Learned from Tanzania’s Recent Menstrual Product VAT Flip Flop

In July 2018, the Tanzanian Government removed the VAT (“Value Added Taxes”) from disposable menstrual pads , joining a small group of countries that no longer tax these items. But just one year later, the government suddenly announced that it would be fully reinstating the tax. This post discusses some potential lessons to be learned for anyone working towards the elimination of female-focused taxes in their own countries.

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