The United Nations Police (UNPOL) has challengedmembers of the Liberian Female Law Enforcement Association (LIFLEA) to continuously empower themselves thru professional development and understudying professionalsthey wish to emulate.
Speaking Thursday at a one-day symposium held on the theme “Planet 50/50 by 2030 step it up gender equality in Liberia security sector”the Gender Advisor of UNPOL,Ajagi-AgeneFunmiolaEshersaid, empowerment is another important tool that gives them ability to take control of their lives to achieve their goals.
She said UNPOL is initiated to provide platform and capacity building support for female counterparts in the security sector and set standards for the Liberia National Police, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, Drug Enforcement Agency, and BCR to emulate in advancing gender mainstreaming respectively.
The Liberia Female Law Enforcement Association (LIFLEA) is intended to better the lives of female officers across the Country. According to LIFLEA National President Atty. Asatu Bah-Kenneth, the association is aimed at mobilizing female officers into a chapter of professionals and people with integrity to compete with their male counterparts.
Also speaking, the Vice President of LIFLEA Col. Betty Broh said, the overview of the association is to build the capacity of women in the security sector and advocate for their rights as well as encourage more females into the security sector. Col. Broh noted that one weakness in the association is that members are very weak in paying dues and attending meetings, and urged them to desist from such habit.
By Bridgett Milton-Edited by Jonathan Browne