The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA has dedicated a Sexual Gender Base Violence or SGBV center worth US$45,000 in Margibi County and handed it over to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
UNFPA Officer-In-Charge Dr. Remi Sogunro, who extended thanks and appreciation to Almighty God for being alive and seeing the center completed amidst the deadly Ebola virus, said the one-stop center is a dream come through and joy.
Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony on Friday, 28 November Mr. Sogunro said the occasion was not just an ordinary handing over ceremony, but important because “it is for those who are venerable and everyone one of us will tell our story one day about their loved ones and relatives.”
He pointed out that building, constructed by UNFPA was not for one agenda, describing it as the house of combination, adding, “It is one of the reasons it’s called the one-stop center.”
The UNFPA Officer-In-Charge narrated that in Liberia and other parts of the world, people go through hard times, noting that people will go through lot of processes every day just to confirm that the child or person is rape before going to court.
He this was making lot of parents to drop their cases due to the of process from hospital to police station after confirming the rape then to court. But Dr. Sagunro told the people of Margibi that the one-stop center will have everything department in it.
Receiving the keys to the one-stop center, Mr. Raymond R. Cassell extended thanks and appreciation to United Nations Population Fund for its effort in making sure that the people of Margibi County get the Sexual Gender Based Violence or SGBV center know as a “one-stop center.”