Why this petition matters
Sanitary pads or tampons used for controlling bleeding in menstruation, providing hygiene and are necessary. It is extremely capitalistic that we, in the modern world are charged for a natural process which we can't even control.
There is a tampon dispenser in the middle wing's girl's washrooms. It costs about 5 rupees per pad/tampon which is actually ridiculous, considering that I always have to carry money to school in case I get my period during school hours.
It is so cruel to benefit off of something like this.
And trust me, it is not even about the school, pads/tampons should be free in general.
A report by Dasra suggests that nearly 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities.
An estimated 775,000 people died prematurely as a result of poor sanitation in 2017. This was 1.4% of global deaths. Deaths that were preventable if action was taken.