LIBERIA: WOSI Spotlight Initiative-Ends Stakeholders Engagement On Frequently Violated Women Laws

From Mack Rogers | GNN Correspondent | Grand Cape Mount County |

Women Solidarity Incorporated through the United Nations Spotlight Initiative has ended and awareness on three women sensitive right laws namely rape domestic violence and Inheritance.

The Consultative dialogue and one day harmonization and validation session held in Grand Cape Mount County, was intended to educate rural dwellers on what they referred to as three frequently violated laws in the country.

Giving an overview of the stakeholders engagement in Mesila Town Garwula District Grand Cape Mount County, WOSI Executive Officer Caroline Armah told the participants the intent of the Consultative Dialogue is to reach out to Rural Dwellers in explaining to them in the Simplest way possible on these three legal instruments and give their recommendation. She said, when the rural dwellers do not have a full understanding of these laws they can not use them to fight for justice.

The Stakeholders Consultative Engagement held in Grand Cape Mount County attracted 159 Participants from Garwula Tewor and Porkpa Districts and it afforded the Civil Society Organization the opportunity to explain to the things constitutes domestic violence rape and Inheritance laws. The Women Solidarity Incorporated Executive Officer Indicated that the forum is a brainchild of the UN Spotlight Initiative with Lofa Nimba and Grand Cape Mount Counties, being the target in Pilot Project.

She further that they have already been to Lofa Nimba and after Grand Cape Mount, Their next move is Montserrado County. Meanwhile, the participants have recommended for an amendment in these laws suggesting tougher actions including the imposing of fine among others. The participants were comprised of law enforcement officers, representation from the legal section, the United Nations Human Rights, the elderly, Women, Youths, the Ministry of Gender and Children Protection and the young girls who are considered the mostly affected people.

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