Lack Of Access To Sanitary Products Interrupts Girls’ Education, Impacts Society
Huffington Post: For Many Girls, the Key to Education is Sanitary Napkins
Maureen Shaw, founder and editor-in-chief at sherights.com
“While [in the U.S.] we’re trying to perfect the art of fishing a tampon out of a backpack unnoticed, there are millions of girls around the world who don’t have access to pads. And that’s not even the worst of it: Because of a lack of sanitation and resources, many girls miss large swaths of school or drop out altogether once they start menstruating. … The bottom line: while it may seem farfetched to some, menstruation literally marks a decline in the quality of life for many girls. Without access to menstrual supplies and sanitation, girls’ health and educational opportunities are marginalized, the long-term consequences of which create a ripple effect among their communities and, collectively, the global economy” (4/9).
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