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'Period Spot Checks' Need To Stop

Rozana Isa, Executive Director, Sisters in Islam (SIS) | Nurul Rifayah Muhammad Iqbal, Student Activist | Nalisa Alia Amin, Model & Influencer

22-Apr-21 18:00

'Period Spot Checks' Need To Stop

Girls in multiple schools have come forward to share their stories of being ‘shamed, groped and violated’ in period spot checks, with many saying they had to physically prove they were on their period through extreme measures like showing their sanitary pads. We speak with Rozana Isa from Sisters in Islam about why urgent action needs to be taken on the issue. Then, we hear from student activist Nurul Rifayah Muhammad Iqbal about how students can be empowered by knowing their rights. Finally, we speak with model and influencer Nalisa Alia Amin about how digital spaces provide a platform for survivors.

Image Source: Kyo Azuma, Unsplash

Produced by: Tasha Fusil, Azlyna Mohd Noor, Adeline Choong, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn


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Tags:  Evening EditionSocial IssuesChildren's RightsSexual HarassmentSchoolsWomen's RightsGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs

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