-Margibi District #3 Lawmaker
MONROVIA, January 31 The Representative of Margibi District #3 and Member of Women’s Legislative Caucus, Ellen Attoh Wreh has demystified that in order to solve Sexual Gender Base Violence (SGBV) in the country, we cannot say it and not act.
According to Rep. Wreh, there should be no excuse for SGBV, stressing that Liberia has enough to act in fighting to end SGBV.
“Enough! Empowering women, girls, boys and men to take positive action in ending gender-based violence in Liberia”
Making remarks at the Project Launch “Enough! Empowering women, girls, boys and men to take positive action in ending gender-based violence in Liberia”, Madam Wreh said, abuse against women and children is a serious challenge in the country, adding that every citizen must put hands and work together to end SGBV.
The District #3 lawmaker believes that though we are traditional people, we can still uphold our traditional practice and do the right things in making sure that abuse against women and girls are abolish.
“I usually hear most people saying that if she does not want to get rape she will not dress like that, so, what happen to the eight (8) year old or three (3) year old child? Should we blame them too?”, she emphasized.
At the same time, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Madam Alice Howard said, they are creating an enabling environment for women and girls with strive to strengthen capacities of community actors and women’s organizations to prevent sexual and gender base violence(SGBV) crime and to ensure that there are response services in place for SGBV survivor’s.
According to her, the ministry of gender seeks to raise awareness and shifting mind-sets by challenging discriminatory gender norms and practises.
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