Ghana Traditional Chiefs Ban Girls From Crossing River While Menstruating, So as Not To Anger Gods

at 12:16 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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Ghanaian school-girls have been banned from crossing a river while they are menstruating - and on Tuesdays. The ban, apparently given by a local river god, has outraged children's activists, especially as girls must cross the river to reach school. It means girls in the Upper Denkyira East district, in the Central Region, could miss out on their education.
Sub-Saharan Africa is already struggling to keep girls in school during their periods. The UN's scientific and education organisation, Unesco, estimates one in 10 girls in the region does not attend school because they are menstruating.

Unicef's menstrual hygiene ambassador Shamima Muslim Alhassan told BBC Pidgin that the directive, which applies to part of the River Ofin, violated girls' right to education. It seems the gods are really powerful aren't they?" she said.

Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan has given indications he will coordinate with the Ashanti regional minister to find a solution. Many cultures have myths and taboos around menstruation. In Madagascar, some females are told not to wash during their periods and in Nepal some women are forced to sleep in huts away from the rest of the family.
ruthie at 12:24 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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AFRICA...A BACKWARD CONTINENT
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angesco at 12:31 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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If the gods of Ghana are NOT upset with the LOOTING, CORRUPTION and MURDER going on in the country - the Ghana god is FAKE NEWS!!!!!

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slimber at 01:24 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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Hmmmmm oh for this modern world.corruption everywhere you're talking about the gods okoo Ghanaian girls una don hear.
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cypanyahucha at 01:46 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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Na waaoo. For this century?
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gogoman at 07:20 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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Gods no won see blood lol
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kacylee at 07:39 PM, 12/01/2018 (6 months ago)
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like serioussly.. in this age and time... that Chief must be jobless
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