Girls no longer miss school during their periods in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District

In Zimbawe’s Buhera District, statistics show that boys have higher attendance in school than girls. Why is this? Often girls miss school during their menstrual cycle. According to estimates from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), about one in every ten school-age African girls doesn’t attend school during their periods or has dropped out at puberty due to lack of cleanliness and separate toilet facilities for girls.

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Day of the Girl: Inspiring Stories of Perseverance

A close up of 3 children holding hands.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). It is a day to celebrate and recognize the unlimited potential of each and every girl around the world; a day to advocate for girls to be leaders in their homes and their communities.

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15 Minutes on Empowering and Investing in Girls

CARE Canada's podcast, 15 Minutes to Change the World on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and care.ca/podcast

Our very special guest for International Day of the Girl is Marigold Mioc—a volunteer and activist who has been involved with different causes, groups and organizations including the United Way, Young Canadians’ Parliament, Engineers without Borders, and many more.

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