COVID 19: Ekiti FIDA distributes palliatives to over 200 victims of Gender Based Violence


The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Ekiti  has donated palliatives to no fewer than 200 women, victims of Gender Based Violence in Ekiti state.

The association said it was to cushion the effects of the lockdown due to COVI|D-19 pandemic.

The distribution of the palliatives was done at the Afe Babalola Bar Centre at the State High Court premises on Monday in Ado-Ekiti.

The Vice Chairperson of FIDA, Mrs Titi Ogunsina, said that the relief items were graciously donated to FIDA by Mrs Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State governor.

Fayemi said that they were to support the victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV) registered with FIDA.

She said that the donations were aimed at alleviating the plights of the women; some of whom were unemployed and single mothers, and had suffered abuse from their husbands.

Ogunsina said that one of the aims of FIDA is to protect the rights of women and children, adding that despite the economy, FIDA remembered the GBV victims and wished they survive the period of the lockdown.

The FIDA official used the medium to appreciate Mrs Fayemi for providing the palliatives for the victims of Gender Based Violence.

In the same vein, the Secretary of the Association, Mrs Blessing Ajileye, said that the victims were from the 16 local governments of the state.

She advised the women to engage in vegetable farming and other agricultural endeavours, within their residence.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Abisola Ayodele appreciated FIDA for remembering them at such a time like this and for its donation to ease their suffering and make life good for them.

According to her, through the intervention of FIDA, she had been receiving some token from her estranged husband toward the upkeep of their three children since moving out of his home six years ago.