Alfalit International, a nonprofit organization working in Liberia, has donated more than 400 bags of rice and other food items to the Women in Peace Building Network in several communities in Bong.
After a protest aimed at demanding that the administration take more robust action to end the waves of violence against women, President George Weah has assured the women of Liberia that he will consider their request.
Given the country’s history with past protests, especially the infamous Rice Riot of April 14, 1979, there is growing anxiety among citizens that the June 7 event could have a negative outcome.
The House of Representatives has finally passed the Domestic Violence Bill. The bill was passed on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in plenary without a provision banning female genital mutilation, also referred to as FGM.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has threatened to use her executive power to enact provisions of the Domestic Violence Act if the legislature does not pass the bill.
The Policy Coordinator of the Women in Peace Building Network, Tambah Johnson, has expressed disappointment over the failure of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to include the eradication of female genital mutilation in Liberia during her State of the Nation address.