Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has reminded women in Liberia to continue to stand for their rights despite the numerous challenges.
“Women should now stand up for their rights; they should pick up their challenges and make litigation that will champion their cause at the National Legislature” VP Howard-Taylor said.
According to a release, the Liberian Vice President’s comments were contained in a speech delivered on her behalf by her Deputy Chief of Staff T. Titus Charley at programs marking the graduation ceremony of Alfalit Adult Literacy Program held in Paynesville.
Mr. Charley furthered that women must partner with their male counterparts to project laws in support of women’s right.
He decried the condition of women in the past, stressing that never again must women be marginalized but must be allowed to actively participate in the national governance process.
Mr. Charley recalled: “Women were in total darkness, full of pity, agony, anger, disgrace and all other negatives thereby not even attempt to go to school, or even take part in the governance of the state, they were in the kitchen preparing food for their husband and children”.
Women, according to the VP’s Deputy Chief Staff , are part of the whole as such, they must now be allowed to go to school and participate into the governance system of this Country.
Mr. Charley has meanwhile paid tribute to Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Jewel Howard-Taylor who through a men’s world stood so high and became Liberia’s first President and Vice President respectively.