Menstruating girls prevented from going to school in Ghana attracts global attention

Menstruating girls prevented from going to school in Ghana attracts global attention

- The BBC has reported on how girls in their menses are being prevented access to education

- It has been reported that one in every ten girls can't access education in the Central region

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The disturbing story of how some female pupils in the Upper Denkyira East District of the Central Region are being banned from crossing a river while menstruating has caught the world's attention.

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One of the leading international news agency - BBC - has reported the issue. The British public broadcaster has linked the unfortunate development to the rising rate of poor girl-child education in Ghana.

According to the BBC, reports by the UN's scientific and education organisation, UNESCO, show that one in 10 girls in the Central Region are not in school all because they are menstruating,

Reacting to this development,UNICEF's menstrual hygiene ambassador Shamima Muslim Alhassan argues the tradition and culture should not impede the right to education in Ghana.

"Sometimes I think that we need to ask for some form of accountability from these gods who continue to bar a lot of things from happening, to account for how they have used the tremendous power that we have given them," she revealed.

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