Areeba Zubairi

Areeba Zubairi

The author leas the Communication Department at School of Leadership in Karachi. She has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the IBM and has a keen interest in blogging, politics, social issues and working towards enlightening the youth of Pakistan. She tweets as @areebazuberry (twitter.com/areebazuberry)

Twines and toilet paper will not do: Sanitary supplies should be a necessity, not a luxury

I was studying at a public school and was in grade 11 when it happened. One day. I went to school without any underwear on and I got my period. Studying at one of the largest government colleges for girls in Islamabad, you would think that they would be able to help you in a situation like this. However, their ‘help’ came in the form of offering me a piece of twine and a toilet paper roll. They suggested that I fold in the toilet paper and the twine would hold it in. That was just one day of menstruation in my ...

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