28 November 2022
One UN participate in Solidarity Walk against Gender based Violence
The Walk, which was organized by the UN in Liberia and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry Gender, Children and Social Protection, started 7:30am at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town and ended at the Invincible Sports Park near Airfield, Sinkor. The walk brought together the One UN in Liberia, Liberian Government Officials, Ambassadors, Peace Hut women, the private sector as well as civil society organizations and ordinary Liberians. “This solidarity walk to end violence against women is a real opportunity for us to recommit our efforts to help the Government of Liberia to end GBV,” says Madam Comfort Lamptey, Resident Coordinator a.i. and UN Women Country Representative. Resident Coordinator a.i , speaking at the event, noted that SGBV is a reality that women in Liberia are facing daily. She noted that this situation is not only a human right violation but comes at a development cost. She extended appreciation to the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Jaha Dukureh for her participation in the walk and the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madame Wilhemina Piso-Tarr. For her part, the Minister expressed the hope to see an acceleration in the fight against SGBV, especially with the involvement of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Jaha Dukureh. She further urged participants to carry the message of the fight against SGBV and continue raising awareness of the fight. This year’s 16 days campaign is being held under the global theme - “UNITE! Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls” and the national theme is, “With One Voice, Let's End Violence Against Women, Girls and Children."