By Gboko Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monrovia-In a bid to combat the spread of the novel Corona virus and to ensure defenders of human rights remain safe, Liberia’s Initiative for the Promotion of Rights, Identity and Equality, LIPRIDE, has donated an assortment of sanitary products to its coalition of human rights defending organizations.
The coalition is a broad base of human rights organizations which numbers 25 in total. They include Stop Aids in Liberia (SAIL), White Rose, NATPAH, amongst others.
Making a donation on Monday, March 30, at the offices of Stop AIDS IN Liberia, Maxwell W. Monboe, coordinator of LIPRIDE said the donation from the organization is meant to keep its partners safe as they carry out their duties amid the perils the world faces from the pandemic of COVID-19.
“This is our way of identifying with organizations we work with,” said Monboe. “As human rights organizations, they too should be safe as they carryout their work throughout their various communities.”
He said LiPride wants Liberians to believe that the virus is real and all should follow the measures by the health authorities.
Monboe said the donation was made possible through support fom the American Jewish World Service.
Receiving the items on behalf of SAIL, Elizabeth Z. Addy, head of administration said her office remains gratified for the thoughtful gesture. “We appreciate the farsightedness of LiPride. We are hoping other organizations will follow suit.”
She added that if COVID-19 is to be eradicated totally from the country, every Liberian must come onboard to combat it.
This article is sponsored by LIPRIDE.