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Liberian women demands Gov’t to stop violence against them

Varflay Kamara/ Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
A scene of the demonstration before the President Weah's Foreign Ministry Office.
A scene of the demonstration before the President Weah's Foreign Ministry Office.

MONROVIA, Liberia - A group of Liberian women have made a presentation of a petition to the Liberian President, calling on government to put an end to all forms of violence being perpetrated against women.

Women Advocate, Mmonbeydo Harrell, reading the petition, called for tight security measures at the six quarantined voting places in the Montserrado County, District#15 by-election before and after the rerun.

They said: “Suspend immediate the Liberia Police   Commissioner-105, Walter Rays for his alleged failure to stop violence incidents in his presence and independently  investigate  all violent cases from 2018 to present and make public all findings within two months”.

According to Madam Harrell, they want President Weah to institute a Zero Tolerance Policy against government officials who makes comments that have the propensity to cause chaos.

The group made the presented on behalf of the group during a sit in protest at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Receiving the petition, President George Weah, promised to act upon the women’s petition in a timely manner. The Liberian leader used the occasion to commit his Government’s support to protecting the rights of all Liberians including women, evident by the signing into law, the Domestic Violence Bill.

 


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