Medica Liberia Calls For Collaboration -In Ending SGBV, GBV In Schools

Medica Liberia, a local nongovernmental organization wants the media and religious community to join the fight in ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the educational sector of the country.

Medica Liberia on Wednesday officially launched its 16 Days of Activism under the theme: ‘Let’s embrace our diversities for safe education and a violent free society”.

The organization wants everyone to help fight against Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and GBV in the society mostly in schools, so as to make the society a better place for women and girls to live.

According to the organization, the media and the religious Community play a key role in helping to end this inhumane act against women and girls in the Liberian society.

Medica Liberia says violence against women and girls must be battled by the government and her numerous international partners by helping to address what it calls ‘devilish act’ carryout against women and girls.

The launching ceremony brought together over 200 community actors, health workers and students working with Medica Liberia in helping to end SGBV and GBV in the Country.

Speaking at the Program, Bennedette Ketter, a core committee member who serves as keynote speaker called on men who are in the habit of beating on women to desist from such act.

Madam Ketter said gender based violence against women and girls in any society takes away their rights to many things and at the same time cause them to lose their life.

She added “no one must be left behind in the process; everyone together can end SGBV and GBV against women and girls in Liberia.”

She reminded everyone that the 16 Days of Activism is celebrated across the world and it’s everybody’s business to fight and end SGBV and GBV in Liberia for the betterment of all.

The 16 Days of Activism is about awareness raising in ending violence against women and girls in Liberia and the rest of the world.

Gender Based Violence remains a major threat to the security of women and girls throughout the country, despite the many development milestones in various areas in the country.

For their part, community actors thanked Medica Liberia for her continuous support to fight in ending GBV in the country.

They also promised to take the message to their communities in helping to end SGBV and GBV in Liberia so that women and girls can live freely.

Medica Liberia is a local nongovernmental feminist rights’ organization supporting women and girls in war and conflict regions, the group provides psychosocial support, medical and legal assistance to women and girls.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.