Awareness on Women’s Participation in Politics to Be Launched

By: Washington Tumay Watson

MONROVIA-The Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP), and the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection are expected to launch awareness on the participation of women in politics in Liberia.

Speaking Wednesday on ECOWAS Radio, 91.5, in Monrovia, the Executive Director of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, Madam Julie Endee, noted that the awareness seeks to increase the knowledge of women about their fundamental rights that are guaranteed in the Liberian Constitution.

She noted that the campaign will also focus on how citizens can maintain the country’s cherished peace.

Liberia’s Cultural   Ambassador mentioned that citizens will also be encouraged to adopt a non-violent approach when it comes to politics.

Madam Endee stressed that women vying for various political offices will help in the dissemination of these messages.

She indicated that women can serve as productive leaders who can be trusted with huge responsibilities.

Madam Endee pointed out that data gathered by her institution reveals that more women are going to participate in politics.

She noted that there should be a level-playing field that will encourage more women to participate in politics in Liberia.

Madam Endee stressed that the non-violent campaign awareness will be holistic in the country.

She noted that her institution will work along with other organizations, including the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to carry out such an initiative.

The Cultural Ambassador pointed out that a town hall meeting will be organized.

Also speaking, Deputy Gender Minister, Alice Johnson Howard noted that the Ministry is partnering with the Crusaders for Peace to achieve such an objective.

Madam Howard stressed that it is anticipated that more women will participate in politics.

She then urged her colleagues to rise above the fray to compete with their male counterparts in the country.

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