Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on SGBV Presents Draft Plan to Tackle SGBV

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Gender Minister Piso Saydee Tarr has presented to president George Weah, a draft working plan to tackle sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia.

The document which is titled “Government of Liberia and Partners’ Road Map on Ending SGBV, A call to Action 2020-2022” was crafted by the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on SGBV constituted by President George Weah.

Minister Tarr presenting the document at the start of the ongoing cabinet retreat in Monrovia, said the document will address the increase in rape cases and other forms of violence in Liberia.

“This road map intends to change the current dynamics of business, as usual, to improve the norms because we came into an administration to bring about change; wherein there will be robust, effective and adequately funded events and responds to SGBV across all sectors.

We look forward to enhancing accountability and sustainability collective action and civic engagement,” Min. Tarr said.

Recently, a group of Liberians, predominantly youth, protested demanding the government to take actions aimed at putting a halt to the increasing rape cases in the country and other forms of Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

 

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