Nurul Izzah: Govt must look into initiatives for single women households as they suffer higher deprivations
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar today said that single women heads of households from the B40 income bracket should be given adequate support to ensure they could live a decent life She said the Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) initiative is important to address the issue...
channel for the latest updates.KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar today said that single women heads of households from the B40 income bracket should be given adequate support to ensure they could live a decent lifeShe said the Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) initiative is important to address the issue and highlighted how such a method has been implemented in other countries such as Australia who used multi-agencies cooperation to tackle domestic abuse.
She said many domestic violence cases have resulted in women having to leave without any security or housing and at the same time having to take care of the children.“Policymakers have to work together across ministries and agencies.“If you don’t have a quota on public housing, they are going to be marginalised.
“How about the former abusers? You have to take into account after the divorce, how can they get sustenance for the family for the ex-wives, the issues of the abusers themselves getting treatment so that they will not inflict more violence into the population,” she said in a Malaysia Gender Responsive Budgeting Series by the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) today. headtopics.com
Nurul Izzah also launched her own commission report on Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) which detailed a pilot programme to identify and confirm the need for a more holistic approach to poverty measurement in Malaysia to determine the extent of the pandemic’s impact on vulnerable groups.
She said the report found that not only single female-headed households were way more vulnerable especially during the pandemic, but the children from these households also inherited the trauma and intergenerational poverty which impacted their futures.
She said among the pilot programmes that could be implemented is financial assistance from the government to single women-headed households in critical times after the divorce as the father could not provide the alimony as compelled by the shariah court.
On October 21, Nurul Izzah launched the MPI developed in collaboration with former Professor of Economics and Director of the School of Poverty and Development at Universiti Malaya Fatimah Kari that could be used as an alternative and realistic method of measuring poverty in the country. headtopics.com
In line with the report, Nurul Izzah also reiterated the need for gender-based perspectives in the planning and spending of the government’s Budget 2022.“The government will have to take a serious look at progressive taxation as a mechanism to finance sufficient aid and a holistic safety net for the rakyat; windfall tax, for example — as suggested by KRI in their recent report,” she said in her speech, referring to the Khazanah Research Institute.Read more: Malay Mail »
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n_izzah please la jadi menteri wanita...... yg ada selama ni mcm xxxxxxx....... baik aku jgn mention apa itu xxxxxx...... Looks like Timah is a bigger issue How come she's not talking about Timah? ComicsByVieN 💯 Get Penang to Show How. Btw you're MP of Permatang Pauh. Start at Permatang Pauh. Your Constitution. As Always PH doesn't know how to Plan. Good in Blamed Critics n Uturn.
Next year GE ... suddenly she woke up and found her voice again. I think it shud b single parent household ..