GOVT CALLS FOR MORE ACTION IN ENDING MENSTRUAL POVERTY

 GOVT CALLS FOR MORE ACTION IN ENDING MENSTRUAL POVERTY

Meclina Chirwa 

Government has asked for more action from politicians, Civil Society Organizations and parents in ending menstrual poverty across the country.

Deputy Minister of Education Monica Ching’anamuno made the remarks during this year's commemoration of menstrual hygiene organized by Lilongwe-Msinja South Constituency legislator Francis Belekanyama in collaboration with Girls Activists Youth Organization and other Civil Society Organizations on 29 May 2022 at Msinja.

Addressing the public, Ching’anamuno said the country is lagging behind on ending menstrual poverty hence the need for joint efforts.

Ching’anamuno was quick to state that recent studies indicate that 4% of girls abscond from classes when menstruating.

The Deputy Minister has hailed Belekanyama and other partners for setting an example on the role of politicians and CSOs on menstruation issues.

Meanwhile, Lilongwe-Msinja South lawmaker Francis Belekanyama said he is determined to be a male political champion in advocating for menstrual rights.

The Menstrual Hygiene Management Day was commemorated under the theme: “Breaking silence, end menstrual poverty.”

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