Women want an end to SGBV in Liberia

Liberia’s largest women advocacy organization, Women in Peace Building Network, WIPNET Program of WANEP-Liberia have ended 16 days of activism in Liberia.

WIPNET has warned males against the perpetration of acts of violence against their female counterparts.

Madams Delphine Morris and Cecilia Danuweli, officials of WIPNET, speaking to Farbric News on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Monrovia, urged men to respect women at all levels.

Madams Morris and Danuweli said the 16 days of activism was meant to engage men on gender equity and the significance of women participation in decision-making.

WIPNET officials disclosed that throughout the 16 days of activism, several community leaders and men were urged serve as ambassadors to halt sexual and gender based violence against women and girls in the country.

The Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) Program was launched in November 2001 with the aim of building the capacity of women to enhance their roles in peacebuilding and post conflict reconstruction in West Africa.

WANEP through WIPNET seeks to increase the number of trained women practitioners in peacebuilding as trainers, researchers, mediators and advocates.

Through community mobilization and other innovative platforms, WANEP strives to provide a forum for women at the grassroots to amplify their voices on issues of peace and human security.

Under the WIPNET program, WANEP promotes mainstreaming gender perspective into peacebuilding and conflict prevention frameworks at community, national and regional level.

Madams Morris and Danuweli noted WIPNET Program, WANEP will continue to engage community leaders and local dwellers to ensure perpetrators of rape and other crimes against women and girls are unearthed.

By: Preston Gayflor

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