Educating girls has been argued to be a key contributor to a healthier and more affluent nation.
Impact evaluations focused on school absenteeism commonly use school records of untested quality or expensive spot-check data.
Background. The onset of menstruation is a landmark event in the life of a young woman. Yet the complications and challenges that can accompany such an event have been understudied, specifically in resource-poor settings.
This booklet has been written to help school girls manage the critical period when they enter adolescence between the ages of 10 and 14. Adolescence is the time during which boys and girls grow from childhood into adulthood and changes take place in their bodies.