MONROVIA-The Executive Director of the Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia WONGOSOL for short
has commended the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the successful hosting of the one-day interaction and information sharing as well as updates from the Commission as it relates to the 2023 General Election in Liberia. The Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia is a conglomeration of over 50 women’s organizations in Liberia advocating for the rights of women to participate freely in the decision-making processes at all levels in the country.
Speaking last Thursday on the compound of the NationalElections Commission on 9th Street, in Sinkor, at the one-day information sharing meeting with the NEC, the Head ofWONGOSOL, Executive Director, Madam Esther S. DavisYango said, she was glad that over 26 women organizations were part of the information sharing and that the updates will better prepared them for the coming 2023 General Elections in Liberia.
The Boss of WONGOSOL said the meeting was part of its mandate to strengthen coordination with key institutions including the Liberian Electoral Management Body, NEC-Liberia.
Davis Yango said the Women NGO Secretariat is the coordinating body for women-led institutions ns in Liberia with the mandate to ensure that women participate in decision-making processes at all levels in Liberia.
Madam Ynago said the meeting was requested by WONGOSOL to discuss the status of women at all levels in the plan of the NEC leading to the conduct of the 2023General Elections in Liberia.
She said the women are concerned about measures that will be put in place to ensure that the 2023 General Election is conducted free of violence, mainly against women and marginalized groups.
Welcoming the WONGOSOL delegation, NEC Commissioner with Oversight for Gender, Josephine Kou Gaye promised to provide the necessary information relating to their mission.
Also briefing the meeting was the NEC Commissioner with Oversight on Political Parties, Mr. Boakai A. Dukuly.
The NEC release added that during the meeting, five NEC technicians including the Directors of Gender, Civic and Voter Education, Political Affairs, and Legal, as well as the DeputyExecutive Director for Programs, Atty. Nathan P. Garbie updated the women on activities relative to the conduct of the2023 General Elections in Liberia.
The NEC technicians updated the women on ongoing activities at the Commission as represented by each section.