UN Liberia Hosts Panel Discussions on Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence
25 November 2021
Monrovia – 24 November 2021 - The United Nations in Liberia is supporting the Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to host a series of events in commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence from 25 November to 10 December under the global theme “Orange the World: End violence against women now!” and the national theme, “Enough is enough! Let’s act now to end violence against women, girls, children and other marginalized groups.”
The United Nations Liberia is also hosting panel discussions on ending sexual and gender-based violence against women in all forms.
The panel discussions will be held at the UN building on Friday, 26 November 2021. “Violence against women and girls hinders progress towards the attainment of sustainable development,” says Mr. Niels Scott, UN Liberia Resident Coordinator. “It is time for all of us to come together and fight gender-based violence against women and girls in Liberia. It is time to double efforts to implement the laws that have been passed such as the Domestic Violence Act and enact outstanding bills designed to address the high incidence of gender-based violence,” Mr. Scott emphasizes.
Mr. Scott, and Mr. Kaman Weah, the President of the Federation of the United Nations Staff Association in Liberia (FUNSAL), will also attend the occasion along with UN staff in Liberia. UN Staff are expected to attend the event to learn more about the commitments made to end gender-based violence in Liberia and the ONE UN commitment to zero tolerance of all forms of gender-based violence.
Panelists and facilitators at the event are : Tamba Johnson, Chairperson of the National female genital mutilation working group; Setta Fofana Saah, Coordinator of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia (NACCEL) ; Counsellor Gloria Musu Scott, former Chief Justice and Chair of the Constitutional Review Committee; Mmonbeydo Nadine Joah, President of the Network on Peace and Security for Women in the ECOWAS Region (NOPSWECO) and Executive Director of the Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH) and Senator Botoe Kanneh.
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