Project by Fair Trade Hong Kong Foundation Limited
Pakistan ranks 148 out of 149 in the latest Global Gender Gap Index, which means it is the second worst country on gender equality. Even basic needs such as those around menstrual hygiene are not met. There is stigma around menstruation, while 44% women are using rags, newspaper, or even leaves because they cannot afford sanitary pads. Girls are also forced to drop out from school during periods. At fair trade, we promote gender equality, therefore we have the fund raising campaign to support the basic needs of Pakistani women.