In many developing countries, due to the unavailability of sanitary care, girls and young women don't go to school during menstruation. In many cases, they drop out completely. According to UNICEF, "one in ten schoolgirls in Africa miss classes or drop out completely due to their period, and substitute pads or tampons for less safe and less absorbent materials such as rags, newspaper or bark." Hence, that makes the lack of pads an important factor in disrupting women's education in such countries. In some case, in the long-run with no education, it also makes women vulnerable to prostitution and human-trafficking. Consequently, this is one of the major problems today and an important issue that needs our attention.
-Clinton Global Initiative Champion Blog, 2013
-Luther Students Impact CGIU, 2013
-Think Africa Press
-Give Women the gift of independence
-Only 2% of women in India's countryside use sanitary towels
How Can We Help
-By donating sanitary products
-By donating money to buy these products
UGANDA: St. Jude Junior School and Chain of Hope Center
Main Contact person: Agnes Igoye, International Advocacy Officer
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