LIBERIA: “Violence Against Women Unacceptable,” Says Sen. Taylor

The Chairperson of the Female Legislative Caucus, Jewel Howard Taylor, has condemned violence against women, describing it as “unacceptable.”

In an interview with journalists at the Monrovia City Hall Tuesday, Taylor said women are supposed to live in harmony with men in the society, stressing that violence against women should stop.

Taylor’s call comes against the backdrop of the launch of the Women’s Radio Program which is meant to advance the situation of women and girls who are suffering from sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia.

She called on women across the country to come together and participate in the radio program every Wednesday and Saturday to help improve the lives of women nationwide.

“All of us must work together in ensuring that rape is eradicated from our country, and in making sure that justice is given especially to girls who are less fortunate when they are sexually harassed,” she emphasized.

She observed that citizens should join hands during the 16 Days of Activism which is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence, noting that violence against women, men, girls and boys is a violation of their human rights.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence commences on November 25 and ends on December 10 every year.

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