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UNFPA - Handovers Dignity Kits, and items under the UN Basket Fund Project Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) at Jahi Abuja

In April 2020, the UN system in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Government, launched the COVID19 Basket Fund to complement ongoing efforts to mobilize resources in support of the National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan, developed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The Basket Fund serves as the One COVID-19 Financing and Investment Platform for diverse stakeholders (UN and other multi-laterals, bilateral, private sector, foundations, philanthropists, among others) to ensure an efficient, effective and impactful response to the coronavirus pandemic.

UNFPA on behalf of the One UN COVID-19 Basket Response Fund project “Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) has the overall objective of influencing individual behavior change with messages on effective handwashing and hygiene practices; social distancing; combating stigmatization and using risk communication and community engagement to mitigate socio-economic consequences of GBV and Covid-19.

UNFPA within the framework of the RCCE project which also ensures maintaining the health, dignity, and reproductive health needs of women and girls by procuring 500 dignity kits and dignity items (menstrual pads, bath soap, underwear, detergent powder, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, a toothbrush, etc.) all housed inside a bag for vulnerable women and girls in FCT at risk of or survivors of GBV to meet their basic hygiene concerns. Along with the dignity kits, UNFPA under the RCCE also procured 500 plastic buckets, 500 mats, 500 blankets, 500 slippers, 500 Ankara wrapper, 500 reusable pads, 500 whistle, 500 petroleum jelly, 100 hand sanitizers, 100 hands wash, 2500 face masks to address the reproductive health needs of women and girls including restoration of the dignity of GBV survivors in the FCT.

On Thursday 2nd September 2021 a handover ceremony of the dignity kits and items was organized at the Education as a Vaccine office in Jahi. Among the beneficiary organizations were: Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and other implementing partners (FCT, FOMWAN, WOWICAN, Joint Association of Persons with Disability, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced, Education as a Vaccine).