Government to distribute free sanitary wear

Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Development Nyasha Chikwinya has revealed that it has contracted two companies to manufacture sanitary wear which will be distributed for free to all school going girls.

Speaking in parliament yesterday, Minister Chikwinya said it is part of a new health policy that the ministry is working on.

She also urged other parliamentarians to assist girls especially those in rural areas so that they can have equal access to education like their male counterparts.

Yesterday marked the International day of the girl child which is meant to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their rights.