River Gee police have apprehended a 65-year-old man in Fish Town for allegedly raping an 11-year-old child he had been referring to as his ‘play daughter.’
With curfews limiting movements and shuttered businesses resulting in employees losing their jobs all across the country, the Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the livelihood of many Liberians. But one group appears to be particularly susceptible due to the nature of how the virus spreads – sex workers.
A 42-year-old man in River Gee is reportedly on the run after allegedly raping a two-year-old minor on February 3.
Margibiâ€™s third district representative, Ellen Attoh-Wureh, has alarmed over growing reports of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Liberia despite the existence of anti-domestic violence laws.
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.
Womenâ€™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 womenâ€™s groups including the Liberian Feminist Forum.