Liberian Women Form United Front to Ensure Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

A group of Liberian women with backings from the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia and other partners have resolved to launch a robust awareness campaign on the Domestic Violence Bill with the aim of garnering more support to ensure its passage into law. Speaking to reporters after a roundtable discussion with stakeholders on the passage of the bill on Wednesday, August 8 in Monrovia, the Chairperson of the Women Legislative Caucus, Rivercess County District #1 Rep. Rosana Schaack said to galvanize more support for the passage of the bill, they have begun enlightening stakeholders including female candidates (who were not successful) of the 2017 elections about the bill to lead the awareness in their respective communities.

“We are now starting these discussions with stakeholders including former candidates in the 2017 race. They are still active in their constituencies and we want them to lead the awareness on this bill and other issues like FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) the Affirmative Action Bill and Executive Order 92,” Rep. Schaack said.

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