Menstrual hygiene blamed on high girl child school dropout

By our Reporter

Kasese Uganda

Menstrual hygiene and early pregnancies are some of the unique challenges that have been identified as the leading causes of high school dropout in the Rwenzori sub region.

The executive director Vision International Actors Godson Mumbere while celebrating the international girl child day held at mayor’s garden on October 19 explained that most girls face challenge which largely affect their education and most challenges are not fully reorganized by community structures like church and community leaders.

According to research from different young mothers it has been established that women face several challenges that block their education performance like menstruation hygiene, forced marriage, gender based violence, pregnancy, injections, abortion and use of excessive drugs to prevent pregnancy which are applied on their lives to suit in the community as well as avoiding challenges that put them to shame.

Mumbere explained that domestic violence, denial of food and forced marriages has affected girls physiologically and emotionally and most parents prefer boy’s education than girls which demoralizes girls and decide anyhow yet as human being we have equal rights.

He noted that most girls are loyal and accept everything they are told to do without knowing the outcomes of such choice decisions they are told to do.

Loice Bwambale the former women member of parliament Kasese district who was the chief guest hailed the Vision international for facilitating such programs of empowering girl child and bring them on board and exposing the challenges who promised that such days will always be celebrated to address local issues to the international level.

Loice advised the leaders to always get focused on government programs so that they can benefit more in life.

The deputy RDC Joshua Masereka urged girls to find perfect reasons that are guanine not to take pads as the reason for one to drop out of school or early pregnancy. He urged ladies to be focus and concentrate on education not making false lies that lack of pads lead them to earlier marriages

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