By; Nuwo David ( Correspondent, Ghana)
Liberian President George Weah says, he will push to revise the Act on Domestic violence in the country.
Mr. Weah said the act when implemented will enhanced the protection for victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
“I will also submit a Bill to amend the Domestic Violence Act and other laws, to provide enhanced protection for victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).” Pre Weah noted.
Sexual violence is a form of gender-based violence in which any incorporate sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting.
Unlike other Countries, Sexual violence victims are widely seen in Liberia with less or no attention.
It can be record in 2020, Sept.11; President George Weah released a statement on that declared rape a national emergency in the country.
He also introduced the first set of new measures to address the increase in violence against women.
The measures include designating a specific prosecutor to handle rape cases and setting up a national sex offender registry.
President Weah also created a national security task force to handle sexual and gender-based violence and is allocating $2 million to address the issue.
Unfortunately the increase of gender base violence in Liberia has turned to a daily life event.