Girls in resource-poor communities often suffer physical, psychological and sexual violence which exacerbates cycles of poverty.
This is known as Period Poverty. Having your period in poor communities is very expensive and girls don’t always have access to sanitary items which means they are more likely to stay home from school. In2Ed Africa is looking into the contraceptive (a form of birth control) model of IUDs which stops women/girls from getting their periods or getting pregnant. In supporting IUDs, it will allow girls to attend school and eliminate the notion of Period Poverty.
Find out more about Period Poverty and what one of our young team members is doing to eradicate it within our community.