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FACICP DISABILITY PLUS LAUNCHES AN ONLINE SITUATION ROOM ON WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND COVID— 19

With the Advent of the novel pandemic COVID— 19 that have ravaged the several countries across the entire globe with different government putting in place measures to combat the virus that have left scores of persons dead and several others hospitalized with daily increase of newly infected people. Among the measures are the stay at home or lockdown and the distribution of palliative so as to enforce social distance, flatten the curve and cushion the effect of the lockdown.

However, there has been an increase in the rate of domestic violence as a result of the lockdown which have left a lot of women with disabilities vulnerable both at home and those providing the palliative. With regards to domestic violence and abuse, women with disabilities are usually the worst hit as they suffer abuse even from their caregivers.
Therefore, having considered the increase in GBV and it’s implications on women with disabilities, FACICP Disability Plus under the leadership of Ekaete Judith Umoh, the Executive Director/Founder who happens to be the Vice Chair West African Federation of the Disableds slung into action by launching Situation Room on Women with Disabilities and COVID— 19. This is to provide avenue where women who are experiencing one form of violence or other can get adequate support.

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