KEEP THEM FLYING: REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PADS AND GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN TANZANIA


Catherine James Njau, Tanzanian English Language Teachers Association, Moshi, Tanzania


Menstruation is an important issue affecting girls’ education, but teachers and educators rarely speak about it. They reality is that many young girls don’t know what menstruation is and they often don’t have a safe space to discuss the challenges they face during their periods with a trusted adult. If girls do not have access to proper menstrual hygiene products to safely care for themselves during their periods, they are more likely to miss school, and their academic performance can suffer as a result. In this article, I outline why it is necessary to teach about menstruation in schools and share how I use drama to help Tanzanian girls open up about this taboo issue. read more>>



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