Falling Behind In Education
Once girls begin their menstrual cycle, many of them around the world miss one week of school per month due to the lack of running water and no access to sanitary supplies. The girls and young women stay at home from school or work to avoid notice and shame, resulting in a loss of self-esteem and falling behind in their education that could lead them out of poverty into an empowered and self-determined life.
- More than 62 million girls around the world are not attending school
- Running water is scarce and sanitary supplies are not always accessible in many of the developing countries
- Ending the cycle of poverty depends on educating people, especially girls
- Menstruation is one of the key barriers to the education of girls