CRC CALLS FOR GENDER INCLUSION IN LIBERIA CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM

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By Monica Melton originally posted on FrontPageAfrica

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Speaking Friday before an audience of journalists and leaders of women’s groups at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Scott averred that by reporting on such issues, the media can spark a national conversation and lead to advancement for Liberian women. However, if Liberia continues to ignore women’s concerns Scott warned, there could be negative consequences.

Issues largely affect women like rape, teen pregnancy, and prostitution dominated Friday’s discussions as did the plight of pregnant women during the Ebola crisis, the prevalence of sex for grades in the education system and cohabitation within society that leaves women at a disadvantage. Said Cllr. Scott: “The whole continent is advancing, and we are still at the level where our children do not know subject verb.”

The CRC chair cited that reform must come at a nationwide level and be implemented in such a…

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