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FG Commences Free Distribution Of Sanitary Pads In Schools

The Federal Government on Friday said it has started its free circulation to students in the country and had set out on an approach to finance the expense of sanitary pads.

The government likewise approached organizations that produce sanitary pads to join the movement as a feature of their corporate social duties through commitments, value decrease, and accessibility.

The Director-General, National Center for Women Development, a parastatal of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Mary Ekpere-Eta, expressed these during a press preparation held in Abuja in celebration of the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child with the topic: “Girlsforce: Unscripted… Unstoppable – Empowering young ladies for a brighter tomorrow.”

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She said through such endeavors, young girls would not need to endure because of the significant expense of sanitary pads.

Sanitary Pads to a great extent go for somewhere in the range of N250 and N400 per pack, contingent upon the quality.

Ekpere-Eta said the NCWD was in converses with Sanitary Pads delivering organizations towards guaranteeing that the cost of sanitary pads was sponsored.

She said even though much had been accomplished, there was still a lot to be needed as child marriage still existed, Alongside day by day events of sexual orientation-based viciousness against the young ladies with some of them being transformed into sex slaves.

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She stated, “We have a menstrual hygiene corner in our program whereby a large number of you could simply drop in might be N10 or N20 and there’s a course of action with a large portion of these organizations who produce sterile cushions who will presently sell at sponsored rates, which we will disperse to country territories, particularly in optional schools.

“In any case, we are working further to perceive how the issue of cost will be managed. In any case, it is a progressive procedure and we have to figure out how to arrive at the producers and discover how to diminish the cost.

“Through advocacy, we support as a corporate social association from different offices and private part, to guarantee that each association will purchase a specific amount of cushions accessible to schools and send to country regions as their own CSR.”

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