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Women are the victims of all crises in Tunisia.
They bear the brunt of economic crises, including the high cost of sanitary pads. As for the government, it couldn't care less about women's needs.
As Ahlam says, "The government does not care about us. Sanitary pads are not a luxury and deserve support from the state. We do not understand, why this high price for such a poor quality?"
In large stores, imported sanitary pads can cost up to 8000 dinars, a price that certainly burdens women, remaining exclusive to the wealthy amongst them, an injustice that worries most women in the country.
The government does not support the price of sanitary pads, and considers them as luxury products, or even a generous source of tax revenue.
This is a heavy financial burden on women, accompanied by the rising costs of many medical treatments and hygiene products that women and girls often need.
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