LIBERIA: AFELL Laments Trends Of Violence -Wants Govt. Intervenes Swiftly

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says it has observed with great sadness, disdain and consternation the rising trends of violence which is escalating and engulfing the Republic of Liberia and affecting its entire citizenry.

As a duly accredited nonpartisan association with national and international recognition of its mandate for the protection and promotion of women and children over the last 25 years and coupled with its active participation at the peace conference in Ghana which brought the peace to the country, AFELL says it cannot sit in silence and observed the brutal acts of violence and deaths which are recently being perpetrated towards women and children in the country.

In this connection, AFELL acting upon its legal and duly recognized mandate in defense of all women and children who have been brutalized while exercising their basic freedom and children violently raped hereby call upon the government of the Republic of Liberia to immediately commence the investigation upon all of these brutal violent incidences, intimidation and destruction which have affected all of our target beneficiaries regardless of political, religious or social affiliations and to hold perpetrators regardless of status, responsible and accountable.

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) wishes to state that in its collective of a legally nonpartisan association can no longer sit in silence and watch the rights of its beneficiaries abused and violated by anyone regardless of status.

“In view of the above, AFELL as a collective, demands immediate action by the Government of Liberia to bring to an end these despicable acts of violence and thereby ensure the peace and security for all of its citizens and foreigners residing within these 43,000 square miles constituting the Republic of Liberia,” the organization said in a communication.

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