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Liberians must fight for gender equity- VP Boakai

Patrick Flomo/ Joseph T. Koon

( 8, 2016) - Vice President, Joseph Boakai, is urging Liberians to recommit themselves to fight for gender equity.

Vice President Boakai wants Liberians, particularly males, to see themselves as partners to their female counterparts in the quest for economic, political and social justice.

The Vice President spoke Tuesday, March 8,  2016 at the official program marking the observance of International Women’s Day in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

The Vice President said: “Women’s participation in the rebuilding process of Liberia cannot be overemphasized because they have demonstrated the highest level of leadership in democratic governance.”

“Embrace the efforts of your female counterparts by making available the space that will ensure equity and mutual coexistence, “ he noted.

International Women’s Day is being celebrated on March 8 of each year, consistent with the UN Security Council Resolution 32/142 in 1977 to recognize women for their social, political and economic achievements.

It is also commemorated to recognize the courage and determination of ordinary women who have played extraordinary roles in the histories of their countries, communities and society at large.

This year’s International Women’s Day was celebrated under the Global Theme: “Planet 50-50 by 2030; Step It Up for Gender Equality.”

The celebration, organized by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, was jointly executed by other relevant government agencies, civil society organizations across the country.


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