The Liberia National Police and authorities of the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection have rescued 29 children who were taken to a church for deliverance after being accused of practicing witchcraft.
The acting gender minister, Alice Johnson Howard, has called for acts of trafficking in persons to be treated as a serious crime alongside rape and other unbailable offenses.
Women’s groups, in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection have expressed condolences to the Muslim community on the death of 26 young Islamic school children and their teacher.
Protestors marched through the streets of Monrovia on Thursday to demand justice for the victims of rape and abuse at the More Than Me Academy. The protest was largely led by women’s groups including the Liberian Feminist Forum.
It is now time for everyone to join this campaign because rape seems to be winning the war of late.
While the #MeToo movement has picked up in U.S. and other western countries, in Liberia, there is barely any movement against sexual harassment in the workplace.
In observance of International Women’s Day, stakeholders are calling for immediate action to support the Liberian Women’s Agenda. The agenda is a platform that promotes women’s empowerment and other rights.
A non-profit human resource development and capacity building organization, Liberia-Ghana Missions, has paid the tuition and fees for 60 Ebola orphans and vulnerable children in Montserrado.