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Ellen Sirleaf wants gender parity strengthens in democracy

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Former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA -Former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is calling on world leaders to strengthen democracy in achieving gender parity.

Madam Sirleaf revealed though democracy is being practiced in Liberia amongst the comity of nations, Mauritius and Botswana are being declared free in the practice of democracy.

Former President Sirleaf wondered the method used in declaring both states free in the practice of democracy whilst stressing the need for the building of institutions that go beyond personalities.

Mrs. Sirleaf said: “To achieve the values pf democracy, parliaments and Judiciaries must be committed to the rule of law”.

The former President made the statement Monday, April 1, 2019 when she launched the African Women Leaders Network Steering Committee’s two day meeting held in Monrovia.

Also addressing the event held under the auspices of UN Women and African Union, UN Women Country Representative to Liberia, Marie Nizigama challenged the Liberian Government to support women’s representation in leadership.

Madam Nizigama said: “It is important to foster gender equity in national leadership to enhance social growth and development”.


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