Why Should Girls Hang Their Heads When They Menstruate? Or Miss School?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016

Why Should Girls Hang Their Heads When They Menstruate? Or Miss School?

Please help White Field Partners launch it’s GAME-CHANGER Days for Girls initiative in Sierra Leone. Many things impact school attendance throughout the world, but menstrual hygiene is one most people don’t think about. This one simple thing can radically change a girls future by keeping her in school.

A game-changer is IN THE BAG!  Access to reusable sanitary products and feminine hygiene education can radically change a girls future. For more details, download our GAME-CHANGER brochure.

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In Kenya alone, UNESCO estimates that 2.2 million girls, or approximately 50 percent school-age girls do not have access to sanitary pads. This can not only cause girls to miss valuable school days, but may cause them to hold back from participating, because of embarrassment and fear of leaking. One study in Ghana showed that 98.4 % of girls felt better able to concentrate in school while wearing pads during their periods. One 7th grade girl in Kenya explained, ‘The girl with the period is the one to hang her head.’” (One.org)

The Days for  Girls initiative is doing amazing work.  We need this in Sierra Leone. Anyone want to help? Email suzanne@whitefieldpartners.org.

 

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