Education And Gender Inequality

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Abstract Young women in developing countries are struggling on a daily basis to overcome problems in education and gender inequality. In places where there is a stigma around menstruation, there is a lack of menstrual sanitary products easily obtainable for women. Due to this, women face direct interference with their daily activities, including obtaining an education. In order eliminate the stigma from menses and the interruptions it causes in female’s lives, an incentivized program that will take place after school will educate the women on the topic of menstruation, teaching them how to make reusable sanitary products and how to maintain hygiene. Given the success of this program, the women will be offered employment opportunities to give back in their community. In various countries throughout the world, it is evident that women have a severe disadvantage in obtaining an education when the statistics indicate that “women make up more than two-thirds of the world 's 796 million illiterate people” (“United Nations Entity”, 2018). Due to societal expectations, it has become a commonplace for women to compromise their education and the needs of their own physical and mental health. In particular, women are highly likely to neglect their menstrual health, disabling themselves from attending school while menstruating, while simultaneously allowing stigma to perpetuate around menstruation. This repeated occurrence on a monthly basis leads to female students and teachers to

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