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Zambian Parliament Approves Motion to Provide Menstrual Pads to Girls in Public Schools

Zambian parliament has approved the motion that government should provide adequate sanitation and sanitary pads to girls in public schools, Lusaka Times reported.

This follows a motion moved by Chembe Member of Parliament Sebastian Kopulande.

Dr. Kopulande says there is need for policy formulations to ensure girl child education is supported.

He also thanked the country’s First Lady Esther Lungu for her dedicated efforts towards addressing menstrual and sanitary conditions for girls in rural areas.

And contributing to the debate, Information Minister Dora Siliya called on entrepreneurs especially the youth to take up the opportunity and venture into the production of re-usable sanitary pads which will address the challenges faced by girls in rural areas.

Ms. Siliya said providing sanitary pads to girls in schools should be viewed as an important investment in human development.

 

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