The Asian Human Rights Commission posted an article by Amir Murtaza today discussing the importance of sanitation for school-aged girls in Pakistan. Without dirty and broken facilities at school, girls must go in search of a toilet, interrupting studies and disrupting their educational paths. The link between sanitation and development is all too real for these girls. From the article:
Bushra Abro left the school when she was in class VII, “Since my childhood, I have keen interest in getting education. I have really worked hard during my studies; however, after my primary school, it was quite difficult for me to continue the studies as the new school was quite far away from my house. I still remember that school didn’t have any toilet, which was really painful for all of us.”
Click here to read the full article at AHRC.org.