Freedom to Learn for Girls in Rural Malawi – Addressing the Menstruation Barrier
- Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Malawi
- Testing Period :12 months
- Amount :$174,938
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief’s testing project is examining the comparative effectiveness of menstrual cups and reusable menstrual pads in empowering girls and women in selected schools in rural Malawi to manage their menstrual health and thereby reduce absenteeism which contributes to poor educational outcomes. This innovative solution proposes to target girls from the time they begin to menstruate and provide the tools they need to manage their menstrual hygiene.