August 7, 2021- LEGAL was hosted by the Daudo village residents in Grand Bassa County during a land signing ceremony and handing over of 35 acres of land by its dwellers to LEGAL for a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) complex envisioned to provide comprehensive services and access to reproductive health services and products for remote and rural communities; which is a critical area of concern for the organization.
LEGAL, a Feminist and advocacy group, envisions building a fully functional health facility and also skills development center to enable effective strategies to provide adolescent sexual and reproductive health under one roof in a royal setting. This can greatly accelerate adoption of innovations and increase benefits to all rural development.
LEGAL realizes that the lack of skilled birth attendants, early marriages, high pregnancy rates and inequity in access to maternal health, is due to gender and income in-equality. LEGAL’s prioritized focus is on maternity mortality as well and will add a maternity center to its planned complex; and a safe and legal abortion center.
Noting that populations that reside in rural and remote areas is opposition from local communities, reproductive health continues to remain a cultural taboo, especially in contraceptive methods; This has moved LEGAL to its action.
According to LEGAL’s Program Coordinator, Joe W. Thomas, a humanitarian peace village, full health center, playground, vocational school center, safe home and culture center to host traditional leaders administrative activities, will be constructed in the likes of the villages need.
Meanwhile, in attendance to the signing over of the land to LEGAL and its legal advisory, traditional leaders, youth, women and its community dwellers surrounded in amazement as songs of praise filled the village upon their arrival.
The traditional councils welcomed the team as Pa Moses articulated his anticipation for LEGAL’s state of the art heath complex and stays optimistic that – it will provide them the needed services-.
The need for business start-up and school fees assistants is a major need for Daudo village as well.
In as much, LEGAL was able to distribute over 7 bags of 25kg rice, gallon(s) of cooking oil, assorted cooking items and seasons and clothes for the celebration.