In developing countries, menstruation is the number one cause of school absenteeism, ahead of malaria and other diseases – it can cause girls to miss up to 20% of school days, and is a major barrier to empowering women and girls. Menstrual health education and gender-friendly sanitation facilities go a long way towards improving the situation, but we need to monitor to ensure that girls’ attendance in schools picks up after providing menstrual health education/gender-friendly sanitation facilities.
Some ways your app could help:
- Increase empowerment and employability of girls and women
- Improve school attendance and overall health of girls
- Facilitate the work of menstrual health educators
- Increase girls’ knowledge of sanitation issues