CGG donated WASH items, facemasks at the Polio Women’s Camp located at Shell in Kissy, east of Western Urban Freetown, Sierra Leone.
As part of its activity to engage women in order to influence a more gender-responsive approach in the fight against covid19 in Sierra Leone, Campaign for Good
Governance (CGG) On Wednesday, October, 7 held a dialogue physically challenged women at the Polio Women’s Camp, Shell New Road. The beneficiaries were and also presented WASH items and facemasks to help prevent them from contracting the virus.
CGG’s Programme Officer, Ransphilia Scott said the support is from the Urgent Action Fund for Human Rights to engage on a more gender-responsive approach to the COVID-19 response in the country.
She explained that CGG is advocating for women’s and children’s needs to be centered in COVID 19 response. Adding that government must ensure that “policies related to the fight against corona-virus be women and ch
She said as part of the engagement, also CGG has provided soap, hand sanitizers, a handwashing station, and facemasks to help prevent the polio-affected women beneficiaries from contacting the coronavirus.
Ransphilia advised the beneficiaries to use the items judiciously and for the intended purpose. Also noting that in order to end corona they need to play
their own part by ensuring that they masked up, wash their hands regularly, or use hand sanitizers as frequently as possible.
Eva Kargbo, Chair-lady of United Polio Brothers and Sisters Association said the donation is not a small gesture. Adding that the mere fact that they thought of by CGG at a time when most organizations seemed to have neglected them, meant a lot.
Eva welcomed the idea to ensure that government policies in the fight against co
ronavirus are women and children centered, noting that women, especially the physically-challenged are the ones feeling the brunt of the pandemic, as most of them are prone to physical and psychological abuse.