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.