With support from the United Nations Trust Fund, AfA commenced her COVID-19 strategic advocacies with Anglican Women Association at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Oguta LGA of Imo state.
AfA partnered with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund and the Imo state Committee on Ending violence Against Women and Girls, to ensure that women were educated on measures to take to promote optimal health and well being in periods of uncertainties.
About 500 women and women groups were reached in Imo state and educated on safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID- 19, Monkey pox, Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM) and issues around public health.
On Female Genital Mutilation, the facilitator sensitized women on the need to not mutilate in any guise. FGM is among issues faced by women and Imo is ranked number 2 in Nigeria for its prevalence and Type 4 is the most common. The facilitator also laid emphasis on Monkey pox, and on the need for effective handing and proper hygiene to curb the spread, as there are no vaccines