As Rape Cases Increase At Criminal Court -E, YWCA Boss Wants More Judges


The Head of Secretariat of the Young Women Christian Association of Liberia, Roseline Toweh has re-emphasized the need for the court to fast strike rape cases across Liberia.

According to Mrs. Toweh, the increase of cases on the docket at Criminal Court-E is troubling and as well undermines the full enforcement of the legal process.

Speaking to our reporter Tuesday August 20, 2019 Madam Toweh said the low man power, mainly judges at criminal court E is undermining justice and needs to be address soon. Currently she added that the court docket is stock pile with rape cases only because of limited judges.

The YWCA boss is at the same time encouraging the police to be more provocative in submitting reports to the court in a timely faction to ensure speedy trial of cases.

She however encouraged parents and community dwellers not to protect rapists but to rather expose them in order to serve as a warning to would-be perpetrators.

Mrs. Toweh is at the same time calling for total ownership in the adequate dissemination, Education and information of the Domestic Violence Law to ensure full implementation.

She said once the law is simplified to the lowest, it helps in the providing proper understanding to the ordinary people.

Madam Toweh is hopeful that with the passage of the new law abuse of women and girls among others will be reduced once i is fully enforced by law enforcers including the Court.

The women rights activist has also underscored the need to fully empower young women and girls especially from the foundation level.

Madam Toweh said if young people are empowered, they can help to contribute meaningfully to the larger society. On the just ended Mano River Union Kukortonue peace festival, the YWCA boss stressed the need for women peace and security as well as their protection and promotion should be taken seriously by all stakeholders across Liberia.

She said women are key partners to national growth and if they are protected and empowered, they can make a great difference in Liberia. Roseline however, frowned at the wave of insults on the local and national radio mainly on women and national leaders something she noted is unacceptable.


“It is imperative for the Press Union of Liberia including the Ministry of Information to streamline and fully monitor radio stations before giving them incenses”,

Roseline added.

She said it is about time to put an end to violence including the multiple abuse of women, girls and boys in Liberia. She noted that young people should respect their leaders, love their Country and help in activities that will promote and protect the peace of Liberia.