By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan
Liberia’s renowned Peace Activist, Laymah Gbowee has called on women across the country to rise and embrace every opportunity available to them to make a significant impact on society.
Gbowee who had won the Nobel Peace Prize for her remarkable efforts in ending Liberia’s civil war, emphasized the importance of women’s empowerment and active participation in decision making processes.
Speaking at the General Assembly of the Women NGOs Secretariat Network (WONGOSOL) in Gbarnga, she called for the protection of the rights and potential of Liberian women, urging them to break free from societal limitations and seize every chance that comes their way.
“If you cannot do it for yourselves, nobody will. Stand up and fight for yourselves, build yourself, and help your community” she said.
Madam Gbowee highlighted the pivotal role women have played throughout history in effecting positive change and stressed that their involvement is crucial for the nation’s development and prosperity.
The Liberia Nobel Peace Prize Winner emphasized the need for women to pursue education, acquire skills, and actively engage in various spheres of society, including politics, business, and community development.
She urged them to be proactive, resilient, and fearless in pursuing their dreams, adding that their contributions are vital for achieving sustainable peace, social justice, and economic growth in Liberia.
The Peace Activist also emphasized the importance of unity and collaboration among women; encouraging them to support and uplift one another.
According to her, true progress can only be achieved when women come together, share their experiences, and work collectively to address the challenges they face.
As Liberia continues its journey towards progress and stability, the call from Laymah Gbowee serves as a powerful reminder that women’s empowerment and active participation are essential components for a brighter future.
By embracing opportunities, breaking barriers, and working together, Liberian women can play a pivotal role in shaping a more prosperous and inclusive nation.