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Free sanitary pads help African girls stay in school

Free sanitary pads help African girls stay in school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Giving schoolgirls in the developing world lessons on puberty and free sanitary pads can help boost their attendance at school and may offer them long-term economic benefits.

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The research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of a project called "Menstruation and the Cycle of Poverty," in collaboration with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.

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Zakat - an Indonesian Story by Konstantinos Retsikas

"During 2011-2012, I came to spend a year in Java, primarily in the cities of Surabaya and Jakarta, working closely with three major zakat collection bodies. All three bodies are renowned in Indonesia for their professional approach to zakat management and their innovative approaches to collecting and disbursing zakat and sedekah. I also got involved with mustahiq and muzakki, recipients and donors, and with state actors. I was particularly interested in processes of giving and receiving, public conceptions of and attitudes towards wealth and its generation, and the financing of micro-enterprises and the deployment of credit for the benefit of the poor and the needy. I was also preoccupied with ideas of justice and notions of rights as understood and practiced within the context of what it means to be a Muslim in contemporary Indonesia. "

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Blog by Dr Konstantinos Retsikas on his ESRC-supported research on the practice of zakat.

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