November 16, 2022

VP HOWARD-TAYLOR ALARMS OVER REPORTED INCREASE OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE SGBV IN LIBERIA

Liberia’s Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor alarms over the reported increase of gender-based violence throughout the country in recent times.

Liberia’s Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor alarms over the reported increase of gender-based violence throughout the country in recent times.

She noted that worst of all, some men have resulted to rapping children as young as six, to 12 years old and in some areas, young boys are being sodomized.

Vice President Taylor spoke when she delivered the keynote speech marking the opening of a four-day workshop organized by the Kofi Annan International Peacemaking Center in collaboration with the Catholic Relief Services and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia Monday.

In remarks, the Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Center, Major General Francis Ofori, said the training is intended to enhance the capacity of local community leaders in order to address the high rate of rape in the world including the West African region.

The opening ceremony was graced by representatives of the Liberia National Police, the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Protection, the Ghanaian Embassy, civil society organizations and community leaders among others.

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