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Access To Toilets Can Help Girls Stay In School, Avoid Child Marriage, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: How to keep a girl from skipping school, marrying? Give her a toilet
“…Only about three in five Zambians have access to toilets including pit latrines or public toilets, according to the United Nations. Only 45 percent of schools have toilets. … For schoolgirls, a lack of toilets often means missing lessons or pulling out of school altogether. Menstruating girls around the world miss up to 20 percent of their classes if their schools have no toilets, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF says…” (Mis, 9/8).

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