Impact story

Keeping African girls in school with better sanitary care

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For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in rural Uganda, providing free sanitary products and lessons about puberty to girls may increase their attendance at school.

 

Focus projects: 

Principal Investigator: Catherine Dolan. Lead Organisation: School of Oriental and African Studies

Co-investigators: Paul Montgomery; Linda Marie Scott; Caitlin Ryus