A group under the banner West Point Women for Health and Development has concluded a one – day forum on legal procedures under the title: Promoting the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls” through evidence – based advocacy to sustain their dignity.
Speaking at the opening of the forum recently in the township of West Point, the group’s head Nelly Cooper told participants that the forum will help women and girls understand the road to justice if they feel offended by their male counterparts.
According to Mrs. Nelly Cooper, many Liberian women don’t know the road to justice, saying the forum will help build the women’s capacity in knowing the rightful channel to pass through if they are to seek justice.
She further called on every woman and girl in the country to stop taking matters into their hands, saying there is a need to respect the law.
“The day-long conference which is part of the taskforce’s collective efforts to promote gender mainstreaming and equality also aims to discuss ways to promote equal opportunities for women in the security institutions,” she says.
She added that the group was founded in 2002 and has been involving in the fight for the rights of women and girls. For her part, Valerie Coleman said the forum will help Liberian women understand presentation on legal process and how the justice system works.
She called on her fellow participants to give their attention as the forum will help them to know where they have fallen shot as women in the society, and to give them a clearer picture of the justice system in the country.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley