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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