A non-governmental organization, Equality Now conducts two- day training for journalists and civil organizations in Liberia on the need to accelerate implementation of the Maputo Protocol and the Sustainable Development Goals towards an anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) law in Liberia.
Program Officer Felister Gitonga, says the focus is on ending discrimination against women and girls.She says the organization is working with women solidarity incorporated to train media practitioners how to use the SDGs and the Maputo Protocol to fight for women’s rights and ensure Liberia has an anti-FGM law.
Felister argues having a FGM law in Liberia is necessary to set up a legal framework that protects women and girls from the practice, noting that it is the highest form of discrimination for women and girls.
She says to address FGM, a law should be enacted to make perpetrators to account.Equality Now was founded in 1992 to achieve legal and systemic change in the fight against violence and discrimination against women and girls.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne