Gender Ministry Announces First All Men Conference In Monrovia

Julia Duncan-Cassell, Minister, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has organized an ‘All Men’ Conference which will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2107 under the theme: “Liberian Men; Stepping It Up for Gender Equality” in collaboration with UNMIL and a local NGO, Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK).

A Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection release says the ‘All Men’ Conference which takes place in Monrovia is the first ever and seeks to build on the initiative of the Ministry’s past engagements with men and solicit support to promote and encourage gender equality and equity.

The objective of the conference is to increase men’s knowledge and involvement in the advocacy of addressing key issues affecting women and children so as to improve their understanding on the significance of their roles in advocating against gender inequality.

The conference which comprises of a panel discussion will focus on two key issues specifically, Men’s Role in the Eradication of Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Liberia and Reduction of Inequality in Governance; Challenges and Prospects.

About 500 hundred men including lawmakers, policymakers, professionals, traditional leaders, religious leaders among others are to attend the gathering.

A formal opening program to jump start the conference will take place at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church Hall on Broad and Ashmun Streets while the first plenary session will be moderated by LBS Deputy Director General for Media Services Patrick Honnah.

The panelists are Cllr. Nebalee Warner; Dean of the Law School, Hon. T Nelson Williams, Chief Zanzar Karwah of the National Traditional Council and Representative Worlea S. Dunah of Nimba County and they will be discussing Men’s Role in the Eradication of Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Liberia.

The second plenary session for the Conference will be moderated by Mrs. Cerue K. Garlo of Carter Center while the panelists are the former President Pro- Tempore, Hon.Gbezongar M. Findley, Eddie D. Jarwolo of NAYMOTE, Thomas Nah of Carter Center and Hon. Joseph B. Jangar of  the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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