Anne Main asks Government to meet local firm to discuss product to help world's poorest women beat problems of menstruation

2nd October 2019

Anne Main asks the Secretary of State for International Development to meet with St Albans company, WUKA, who have developed a product to help women beat the problems of menstruation which would be of particular help to the world's poorest women.

 
Anne Main MP speaking in the House of Commons, October 2019

Menstruation stops many women participating in the business world and mostly affects the poorest, no more so than in the Rohingya camps, as Oxfam has told me. WUKA produces underwear that deals with the problem, is reusable and environmentally sustainable. Will his Department meet WUKA, Ruby Raut and others in St Albans who have developed the product to help women beat the problems of menstruation?

I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for all the work that she has done in Bangladesh in tackling humanitarian issues, and she raises an important point. We have a flagship programme called the Girls’ Education Challenge, which does fund support for 23 menstrual hygiene projects across 13 countries, but of course I would be happy to meet with her and the company in her constituency.

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