The Issue

Period Poverty:

Period poverty is commonly defined as the inability to afford menstrual products, and having a lack of knowledge or understanding of menstruation.

 

World wide, up to 500 million women and girls are living each month in period poverty. Due to economic constraints, they lack access to essential tools for menstrual hygiene management (MHM), e.g menstrual products and handwashing facilities. 

Absenteeism

The act of skipping school.

The Homemade Alternative

When women and girls cannot afford menstrual items they tend to make 'make-shift' sanitary items. In Ghana this is the most common form of menstrual health management.

This Graph was made by Pseu.org and can be found in this report 

Some girls go to extreme measures to get menstrual items

And most importantly girls can keep going to school

in dignity.

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