UNICEF hands over dignity packs to children and women in incarceration
The dignity packs will benefit a total of seven hundred and fifty-four women and children (100 girls, 456 boys, 198 women and 12 infants) currently in Correctional Services confinement.
UNICEF Eswatini continues to ensure that no child is left behind, even during the COVID -19 response. Children in incarceration are often forgotten yet because of the confined conditions in which they live, they are more vulnerable to contracting the Coronavirus disease.
UNICEF in collaboration with UNDP, donated three months’ supply of basic hygiene packs to children, juveniles and women at the Correctional Services, including sanitary pads and diapers for infants incarcerated with their mothers. Also supported was airtime to help children,
“With the support that we are presenting today, we are reaching out to these children, making sure that they too are protected from COVID-19”
“With the support that we are presenting today, we are reaching out to these children, making sure that they too are protected from COVID-19”, remarked Dr Alice Akunga, UNICEF Representative, at the handover.
UNICEF has a long-standing partnership with the Correctional Services Department and will continue to work together to ensure that the rights of every child, including those in confinement, are always protected and promoted.