He was speaking at the handing over ceremony of dignity kits to the office of the Prime Minister that was held on May 20 in Maseru.
Dr Derveeuw said the kits were designed for local situations and victims of drought, specifically young girls in order to help them restore and preserve their dignity.
He noted that recently, they have seen how the COVID-19 situation put an additional burden on women and young girls in Lesotho, prompting the UNFPA to make the donation.
“It is therefore important to maintain their dignity in order to ensure the decision-making of women at the community and family levels.”
Receiving the kits on behalf of the government, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s office, Kemiso Mosenene said preserving dignity is essential to maintaining self-esteem and confidence which is of utmost importance to coping during stressful and potentially overwhelming humanitarian situations.