Sanitary Freedom Keeps African Schoolgirls in Class

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that one in 10 female African youngsters still do not attend school during menstruation.
The menstrual problem is widespread and in some countries like Uganda, the figure is estimated to be more than 60 percent.
Uganda's government, meanwhile, has ordered schools to provide girls with what it calls ‘emergency’ sanitary towels as well as spare uniforms, underwear and pain killers. But with no extra money to pay for the items, schools administrators say it is a cost they cannot afford.

Sanitary Pads Making a Difference in the Lives of Girls

When my menstrual cycle started I was 12 years old, I was terrified. I thought I had done something wrong and was being punished. I hid in the bathroom in fear of what my mother would think. Luckily, all my fears disappeared when my mother explained what I was going through. She taught me how to take care of myself during menstruation and bought me some sanitary pads…

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