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That time of the month : discrimination against girl children who cannot afford sanitary health care

dc.contributor.authorMills, Lizeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHowe, Comineen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-10T13:19:29Z
dc.date.available2021-05-10T13:19:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationMills, L. & Howe, C. 2019. That time of the month : discrimination against girl children who cannot afford sanitary health care. In: Skivenes, M. & Sovig, K. H. (eds.) Child Rights and International Discrimination Law : implementing article 2 of the United Nations convention on the rights of the child. London: Routledge, 228en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn9780429020926
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/110456
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mills, L. & Howe, C. 2019. That time of the month : discrimination against girl children who cannot afford sanitary health care. In: Skivenes, M. & Sovig, K. H. (eds.) Child Rights and International Discrimination Law : implementing article 2 of the United Nations convention on the rights of the child. London: Routledge, 228.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe majority of women, and only women, experience a biological reality approximately every 28 days. Menstruation is a nightmare for some, but particularly for the group of indigent women and adolescent girls who cannot afford sanitary health care products that will enable them to manage their period effectively. These monthly necessities for women are also subject to Value Added Tax in South Africa, adding an additional 15 percent to the price. This lack of access to adequate sanitary wear affects only females, and it affects their rights significantly. Not only does it violate girl children’s dignity and self-worth, but exacerbates the feminisation of poverty by infringing their right to education and health and negatively affects the realisation of gender equality. This chapter examines this instance of discrimination against girls by describing the failure of the South African government to consider the best interests of girl children in this specific respect.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9780429020926/child-rights-international-discrimination-law-marit-skivenes-karl-harald-s%C3%B8vig
dc.format.extent23 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.subjectGender inequalityen_ZA
dc.subjectSex discriminationen_ZA
dc.subjectGirls -- Health and hygieneen_ZA
dc.subjectFeminine hygiene productsen_ZA
dc.subjectChildren's rightsen_ZA
dc.subjectSanitary health careen_ZA
dc.titleThat time of the month : discrimination against girl children who cannot afford sanitary health careen_ZA
dc.typeChapters in Booksen_ZA


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