On improving the lives of girls
“One hundred and thirteen million adolescent girls between the ages of 12 to 14 in India alone are at risk of dropping out of school because of the stigma surrounding menstrual health,” she writes in a piece for Time. “Young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world.” Due to the taboo nature of menstruation, girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Iran and several other countries often receive very little education about their periods. “Many girls believe their bodies are purging evil spirits, or that they are injured once a month; this is a shame-filled reality they quietly endure. All of these factors perpetuate the cycle of poverty and stunt a young girl’s dream for a more prolific future.” Read more amazing Meghan Markle quotes about this topic here.