Father urges parents to ask children about 'period shaming, harassment'

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 1 May 2021, 12:26 am

Parents with children returning home from residential schools during the coming Hari Raya holidays should take the proactive step to inquire whether they have suffered from "period spot checks" and other forms of harassment.

A parent, who only wished to be known as Ismail, said this was based on personal experience after he recently discovered that his daughter, who graduated in 2018, had gone through degrading punishments during her years at a government residential school in a northern state.

Ismail said his daughter shared her story after being inspired by other students and former students who recently came out to expose incidents of menstrual "period shaming" and other forms of harassment in school, including at the hands of teachers....

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