Wednesday, December 7, 2022

MAIWP Stores And YADIMart will supply Free Sanitary Pads to support the Underprivileged

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Period poverty is a thing in Malaysia and the situation had worsen ever since the pandemic started.

For those who are unaware of this matter, period poverty is mainly caused by poverty where women from these families have no access to menstruation products and it often resulted in missed school days or job opportunities.

These women are sought to use whatever absorbent material that they can afford to just get through their menstruation as they cannot afford sanitary products. Even though, this can be unhygienic and can lead to other health issues, they do not have a choice but to do so.

Source: Twitter

Combating period poverty, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri had recently announced that the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) and the Islamiah Da’wah Foundation of Malaysia (YADIM) will be providing free sanitary pads to those who cannot afford them!

He took the announcement to his Twitter, saying that the initiative had officially launched on Saturday (12 June) and it is part of their effort to tackle this issue.

He also mentioned that more effort and awareness campaign should be held to educate the community about this in order to curb the issue.

Source: Twitter

Nonetheless, he admits that this is a complex issue and they would take undoubtedly a long time to resolve it as there are many interconnected root causes.

Despite that, he pledged that the federal level religious agencies under his jurisdiction will continue to support this positive initiative.

“Thank you, zakat payers and infaq donors!” he added.

Once again, for those who require them, the free sanitary pads can be found at the shelves at all MAIWP store and the YADIMart outlets.

Read more about his Tweet here:

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