Statistics

Girls without menstruation provision are more likely to leave school at 11 years old. Research shows however, girls with an education are:

  • 40% more likely to have kids who live to age 5
  • Three times less likely to contract HIV/AIDS
  • An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 10-20%
  • An extra year at secondary school boosts girls’ eventual wages by 15-25%
  • If a girl stays in school for more than seven years, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children
  • When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90% of it into their families, as compared to 30-40% for a man.
  • The average North American woman will throw away around 13,000 pads or tampons in her life time. But in many of the poorest countries, access to adequate sanitary products is a real issue. Many girls are use unsafe and unhygenic rags due to the affordability factors of hygenic prdocucts. Source: http://menstrualhygieneday.org/new-infographic/
  • UNICEF estimates, based on surveys in nearly 50 low-income countries, that on average only 51 per cent of schools have adequate water sources and only 45 per cent have adequate sanitation. Source: UNICEF. 2012. Raising Even More Clean Hands: Advancing Health, Learning and Equity through WASH in Schools. New York, UNICEF.

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