‘Isolation Buildings’ are now being created to guard the recipients and faculty members of The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children from the Covid pandemic. This confirms that their services are administered with care and caution. The L’Oréal Fund for Women has made it their mission to advocate, protect and empower women. It has partnered with the Dubai women’s foundation in this project.
What Is The Dubai Women’s Foundation Project?
This scheme places all the new members of the foundation in the isolation buildings. Medical screenings are undertaken before they’re moved to the main shelter to eradicate the potential risk of catching extremely infectious and transmittable diseases.
With the outbreak of Covid, cases of domestic violence have drastically increased and it has created economic as well as social setbacks for women. The acting director-general of Dubai foundation for women and children’s care, Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, commented on the same. She said the foundation continuesto offer shelter services for women and children who are the unfortunate victims of child abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
The foundation has made it its priority to prevent violence against women and to provide a safe environment for them. This plan will also enhance the mental health of women and children during this period. Once they are brought into an isolation building, they will be provided with all the necessities and supplies by the staff members. Psychologists and social workers will always be in touch with them to check on their mental, physical and psychological health.
Ghanima Al Bahri, the Care and Rehabilitation Director, said the project contributed to reducing the violence rate of women and children from across Dubai, thereby creating a safe society for them.
What Role Does L’Oréal Play In The Project?
L’Oréal was willing to lend a helping hand to support these vulnerable women by launching the L’Oréal Fund for Women which is a charitable endowment fund of €50 million (Dh217 million) extended to a period of three years under L’Oréal for the Future program, which is their groups’ sustainable development roadmap for 2030.
Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri also added that their goal is to make sure that victims are safe and secure and to rehabilitate them according to the best international practices both psychologically and socially. Due to all the difficulties arising with the present pandemic condition, such as family disputes and pressure, they believe the foundation will provide utmost safety for all its residents, including victims and employees.
She is also grateful for the fund received from L’Oréal for supporting and helping women and children in these unsettling times. L’Oréal helping the foundation with these cases is not something new as they’ve contributed to many other projects and enterprises related to issues regarding women and children.
Rémi Chadapaux, Managing Director of L’Oréal Middle East said that since the pandemic has increased domestic violence and abuse, they felt the need to take action by supporting the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children. Its mission is to protect women and to deliver safe and healthy surroundings for them during these times.