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India scraps tax on sanitary pads in boost for girls’ education

India has scrapped a controversial tax on sanitary pads, in a move hailed by campaigners who say it will help more girls to go to school during their periods and boost their job prospects.

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Activists said removing the tax on pads tackled one of the biggest barriers to education for girls, who were often forced to stay at home due to a lack of access to clean hygiene products, while also facing stigma and a…

Indian Schoolgirls 1a Reuters LLLL Ahmad MasoodPeriods were among the leading factors for girls to drop out of school in a country where campaigners estimated four out of five women and…

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