Prioritizing Menstrual Hygiene Management is Key to Ensuring Girls Can Stay in School

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It’s a fact: everyone wins when girls and women access a full education. Educated girls and women are shown to have better maternal health and they are better equipped to raise healthier and more educated children.

And when a country increases its number of women educated through the second grade by 1%, it also raises its annual per capita economic growth by 0.3%.

 

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Let Schools in England know they are required by law to have a medical conditions policy

Petition by Louise Fyfe-Taylor via Change.org

My daughter Jenny has Type 1 diabetes. That means by law her school should have had a long-term medical conditions policy in place to protect her and other children with long term conditions, like ME (chronic fatigue syndrome), asthma, arthritis, coeliac disease, epilepsy, migraine and many more.

But after Jenny had a major problem at school recently, I found out they didn’t.   Continue reading

Stop using labels as an excuse! Teach disabled children to read and write #TeachUsToo

via Petition · Justine Greening MP: Stop using labels as an excuse! Teach disabled children to read and write #TeachUsToo · Change.org

My name is Jonathan Bryan and I am 10 years old. Until last year I was unable to communicate, as I am in a wheelchair with Cerebral Palsy and my voice does not work.

Learning to spell, using only my eyes, has totally transformed my life, but it is only possible because my mother taught me to read and write.

What brings me incredible sorrow is watching my non-verbal friends in wheelchairs miss out on the fullness of life because no-one believes that they are worth teaching literacy to, and waiting locked in for someone to give them a chance to have a voice. Continue reading