Question NW3605 to the Minister of Women in the Presidency

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09 October 2015 - NW3605

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Women in the Presidency

Has her department, together with the Departments of (a) Social Development and (b) Basic Education, undertaken any (i) studies and/or (ii) interventions to address female learners’ inadequate access to (aa) sanitary towels and (bb) proper sanitation facilities in schools, including sanitary bins in bathrooms; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Women has not undertaken studies or interventions on the issue of sanitary towels and/or sanitation facilities in schools.

However, the Departments of Social Development and Basic Education are engaged in this matter.

In addition, there are a number of initiatives on this matter, emanating from the private sector and the non-profit sector.

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