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Oxfam calls for SGBV awareness at 16 Days of Activism

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Youthful Liberian girls from West Point marking the observance of the 16 Days Activiism
Youthful Liberian girls from West Point marking the observance of the 16 Days Activiism

MONROVIA-the British Charity, Oxfam operating in Liberia has observed that Sexual and Gender Based crime is the second highest crime that is being committed the country.

The Gender Justice Coordinator of the British charity, Oxfam, Aldophus Gblossour, said “Statistics provided by the Liberia National Police has revealed that Sexual Gender Based Violence is grave and it has the propensity to destroy the social fabric of the society”.

Oxfam, along with its partners observed this year’s 16 days of Activism held in the Township of West Point, recently as part of activities to the celebration in accordance with the Maputo Protocols in line with women rights and reproductive health.

The celebration of the day by the charity and partners is aimed at creating awareness on Sexual and Gender Based Violence against women and girls in the country. The celebration of the day also focuses on Women Reproductive Health and care.