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SGBV NDThe Women’s League of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change or CDC has said it would stage a 300,000- women parade against Sexual Gender Based Violence or SGBV on June 20, 2015 on Monrovia.

The disclosure was made by three officials of the CDC Women’s League – former Montserrado County Representative Regina Williams, former Liberian Female Lawyers Association President Tiplah Reeves and Miss Norah Wreh, when they appeared on Tuesday as guests on the Truth Breakfast show of the Renaissance Communication Incorporated in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia.

Former Representative Regina Williams emphasized the urgent need for the Liberian Government to robustly deal with every rapist, and not compromise the rights of the women in any manner and form.

According to Mrs. Williams, both men and women were sexually abused, but women and children were mostly affected, urging, family members not to pity on anyone caught in the act of abusing a child or anyone, while Cllr. Reeves urged the government to train many prosecutors and investigators dealing with rape cases, describing men who engage in rape sometimes as evils.

She noted that if the culture of impunity is stopped, would-be rapists will be discouraged.

When asked what her party (CDC) has done for rape victims, Ms. Norah Wreh said the party had always tried its best to reach out to every rape victim, also admonishing the government to do more to support those affected by sexual violence.

Meanwhile, Cllr. Reeves said that they (CDC Women’s League) will execute community awareness on sexual Gender-Based Violence. She called on people of all walks of life- in spite of political affiliations, to join the June 20 women’s parade against SGBV. By Rewina Juduh – George Barpeen

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