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Liberia’s First Lady Calls for More Support to Address Women and Girls’ Challenges

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia’s First Lady Kartumu Boakai is calling for more support and collective efforts in addressing challenges confronting women and girls.

Madam Boakai believes that with the needed financial support, the voices of underprivileged women will be uplifted and changed them for the better.

She made the remark on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the first consultative forum of the Liberian Women Coalition at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia.

The forum was geared at strategizing and formulating policies intended to positively impact women and girls in Liberia.

The First Lady said:” I envision a society where every woman and girl in Liberia can live with dignity, enjoy their rights, and realize their full potential, and increased budgetary support to reduce maternal mortality rate in Liberia.”


Madam Boakai said such support will go a long way in addressing issues of maternal related deaths over the years as disturbing, and called for stringent measures to curb the problem.

The First Lady challenged the participants to continue championing the cause for change that redefines the future of every Liberian woman and girl.

At the same time, the UN Resident Coordinator, Christine Umutoni, has committed to supporting the Liberian Government’s efforts in curbing maternal related deaths.

Madam Umutoni said:” Such intervention will strengthen the Government in fighting the creeping emergency, and the availability of proper healthcare services for women and girls will reduce maternal and neonatal related deaths.”

She then lauded gains made by the Government and partners in addressing the problem, but wants more actions taken in eliminating maternal deaths.

By: Vasta Tarlue

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