Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) has presented some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 5 Women’s Rights Organisations, informal economy women groups and persons with disability.
The support is to address the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 on women and girls. The PPE include boxes of sanitizers and liquid soap, packs of tissues papers, face masks and safe wash station.
The women organisations are Ark Foundation, Tema Station Women’s Association, Ghana Federation for Disability Organisation, Development Action Associates and Manchie Cassava Processors Association.
The support formed part of the Women’s Voice and Leadership Program in Ghana, funded by Global Affairs Canada with support from Plan International Canada.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to hand-over the items, Programs Manager for NETRIGHT, Patricia Blankson Akakpo said NETRIGHT’s five-year project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of women’s rights organisations.
As part of the programme, Canada will work in partnership to improve management and sustainability of local and regional women’s rights organisations, strengthen its the capacity and advocate to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
It will also increase the effectiveness of local and national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change.
She said with the outbreak of the pandemic, most women’s right organisations were unable to meet and engage with community members they work with.
Madam Akakpo said with this they decided to support not only their members but non-members too, who were impacted differently on their livelihood by covid-19.
The Gender Chairperson of Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations, Alice Appiah expressed gratitude to the management of NETRIGHT and other partners for the support in fighting the pandemic.
At the end of the distributions, the Ark Foundation had two boxes of sanitizers, one box of liquid soap, five packs of tissue paper, a safe wash station and 100 pieces of nose mask.
The Tema Station Women’s Association received two boxes of sanitizers, one box of liquid soap, five packs of tissue paper and a safe wash station and 200 pieces of nose masks and Ghana Federation for Disability Organisations has two boxes of sanitizer, two boxes of liquid soap, five packs of tissue paper and 200 pieces of nose masks.
And finally, the Development Action Associates had a box of sanitizer, two boxes of liquid soap, five packs of tissue paper, 100 pieces of nose masks while Manchie Cassava Processors Association went with a box of sanitizer, a box of liquid soap, four packs of tissue paper, safe wash station and 200 pieces of nose masks.