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IWD: Clar Weah recognizes roles, Gbowe call for support

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First Lady Clar Weah and  Madam Leema Gbowe,  one of the 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winners,
First Lady Clar Weah and Madam Leema Gbowe, one of the 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winners,

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The First Lady of Liberia, Clar Weah has paid homage to Liberian women for been steadfast in ensuring the return of peace to Liberia.

Mrs. Weah in her address to the International Women Day (IWD) said: “The plight of Liberian women will be a priority to me and I will fight along with women to gain their rightful place in society”.

As a key note speaker; one of the 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winners, Leema Gbowe is called on the Liberian government to make popular the gender Policy of Liberia.

Madam Gbowe said:”For President George Weah to succeed, government must take Liberian women agenda seriously and provide adequate support because women’s rights is human rights”.

The joint Noble Peace winner spoke Wednesday, March 8, 2018 at the Samuel Kenyon Doe Stadium, in Paynesville, Liberia when Liberian joined millions of women across the globe to observe the IWD activities in which the contribution of Liberian women was recognized among other things.

Madam Gbowe said: “It is shocking to see people still believe in this 21st Century that women are servants to men and giving no way to women leadership in the world”.

She questioned the scenario where men would offer seats to women in public gatherings, but do not give the support when the need arises for equal opportunity with them.

 


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