TAMPON TAX UNWRAPPED
Tampon Tax Around The World: Where Does The UK Fit In?
Obama's against it. Cameron has acknowledged it's not exactly great. But where does the rest of the world stand on tampon tax?
The other week, Obama made the statement that tampon tax is something thateveryoneshould fight against.
It has chastised millions of women across all corners of the world for generations, he said. And we agree. From here in the UK to Pakistan, from the USA to Malaysia: the archaic and damaging tax on tampons, pads and mooncups has nestled its way into the history of the world.
The good news is that there is something you can do about it. Hundreds of thousands of people are campaigning to put an end to the madness of tampon tax across the world. Since I started the ‘Stop Taxing Periods. Period‘ campaign almost two years ago, so much has changed: some countries have axed the tax altogether, while others have newly implemented it and the rest sit somewhere in between.
Here’s an update, to show you that wherever you are in the world, there’s a fight for you to join or create and a change for you to make.
AUSTRALIA – 10% Tampon Tax rate
Earlier last year it seemed that our Aussie sisters were headed for success, when the prospect of axing sanitary tax was discussed in Parliament. However, sadly this wasn’t the case. Instead, the Prime Minister declared the issue a state matter, undermining the efforts of campaigners. This campaign can succeed nonetheless, and will do so with more support.
What an you do?To combat this setback, we need new sister campaigns set up in each Aussie state. (Contact me if you are based in Australia and are willing to lead a new petition at .
Video: 'Tampon tax': How much do women pay for periods? - BBC News
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