Tanzanian Girls' Monthly Nightmare Forces Them Out of School
A survey by the Daily News has found out that the majority of girls in Tanzania's Geita District miss school while menstruating. Many eventually drop out due to inability to access sanitary pads which is mostly caused by financial challenges, cultural believes and stigma.
Daily News, 2 September 2017
Girls in Geita District are caught between a rock and a hard surface. Despite grappling with cultural norms and values that reduce them to mere sources of income upon marriage… Read more »
Some of the girls carrying buckets of water to school.
Tanzania: MHD - Plea for 'Every Schoolgirl a Pad'
Daily News, 30 May 2017
School girls from low-income families are still skipping classes for want of sanitary products - prompting lawmakers and civil society organization (CSO) leaders to plead with the… Read more »
Citizen, 5 March 2016
It is Women's Day on Tuesday, March 8. According to UN Women, this year's theme is: "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality". But, in Tanzania, as it is in most… Read more »