The Federation of Women’s Lawyers, FIDA in Ekiti State, has distributed palliatives to over 200 Gender Based Violence women in Ekiti state to cushion the effects of covid- 19 due to the lockdown in the state.
The distribution was done at the Afe Babalola Bar Centre at the state High court premises on Monday in Ado-Ekiti.
According to the Vice Chairperson of FIDA, Mrs Titi Ogunsina the palliatives was cheerfully given to them by the Ekiti State First Lady, Mrs Bisi Fayemi to support the Gender Based Violence victims survivors registered with FIDA.
She said the donations became imperate to the Gender Based Violence victims since some of them were unemployed and single mothers due to one abuse or the other suffered from their Husbands.
She noted that the aim of FIDA is to protect the right of women and children adding that despite the economy FIDA remember them and wished they survive the period of the lockdown.
Mrs Ogunsina used the medium to appreciate the wife of the state Governor,Mrs Bisi Fayemi for deeming it fit to come to their rescue by providing palliatives to the Gender Based Violence victims Survivors through FIDA.
In the same vein, the Secretary of the Association, Mrs Blessing Ajileye who said that the distribution cut across the sixteen local government of the state advised the women to engage in Small scale farming such as vegetable, corn beside their residence since we are in the raining season.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Abisola Ayodele appreciated the efforts of FIDA, for remembering them in such a time like this to ease their suffering and make life good for them.
According to her, she had been living alone with three children over six years that her husband had sent her packing with her children, saying with efforts of FIDA, her husband has been giving them token to feed her children.