Activist calls for budget funds to help single mum, poor women

Activist calls for budget funds to help single mum, poor women

5 days ago

PETALING JAYA: A human rights activist has called for single mothers and women in the hardcore poor to be given a focus in next year’s federal government budget.

Irene Xavier of Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor said one-off allocations were not enough.

The 2023 budget should include funds for the education of their children and subsidise the upkeep of their households, she said. Each single mother should be given an allocation which takes into account the number of people she supports.

“The government should also have a scheme that tops up the wages of working single mothers to meet the minimum wage of RM1,500,” said Xavier.

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