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UN Women Official says Liberias democracy is vibrant

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UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngeuka
UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngeuka

(elbcradio.com/Mar. 21, 2016)-The United Nations (UN) Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngeoka, says Liberia has a vibrant democracy.

“Liberian women have continued to demonstrate resilience in the face of persistent challenges,” Director Mlambo-Ngeoka said.
She applauded the strength of Liberia’s democracy since the end of the nation’s civil conflict.

The UN Women official noted: “It was necessary that the international community continue investing in Liberia’s broader resilience and recovery.

A dispatch from Liberia’s permanent Mission in New York quotes Madam Mlambo-Ngeoka as having made the remarks recently during a briefing on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) at the UN Security Council in New York.

She commended the women for their extraordinary role to eliminate the recent Ebola epidemic, calling for women and girls to benefit from the dividends of peace.

Meanwhile, the UN Women Executive said: “Peace would be meaningless, if women continue to be subjected to sexual and gender-based violence.”

It can be recalled that Director Mlambo-Ngeoka, during her recent visit to Liberia, championed messages of support to end violence against women and girls were voiced by key stakeholders.

 


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