Medica Liberia Wants Sustained “Gender Equality”

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As part of efforts in collectively fighting against sexual gender based violent (SGBV) and other violence against women and girls, Medica Liberia says the country will only make progress through sustained gender equality.

   Medica Liberia joined the rest of the world on March 8, 2022 to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), under the global theme, “Gender Equality Today for Sustainable Tomorrow”, and the national theme, “Break the Barriers, Set the Stage for Gender Equality”.

   This year’s celebration gathered women nationwide and created a platform for them to share best practices and experiences on addressing climate change within the context of bridging the gender gap through mitigation and proper response to climate change that affects women.

   The event also gave leverage on the Bicentennial celebration to reunite women and inspire them to promote gender equality after 200 years of existence as a people, while providing an opportunity to compare and contrast gains made during the past years.

   Speaking during the climax of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Psychosocial Counselor of Medica Liberia, Veronica Rennie Marshall, said they performed a drama in order to showcase how gender equality can be sustained today, tomorrow and years to come.

   Rennie-Marshall further said they are creating awareness so that people can have knowledge and understating that violence is not the way forward.

   “We women should be seen as important and value as men. We play very important roles in the homes, work places, but our work is not seen. Celebrating the day is very important for us,” she said.

   Also speaking, one of the Outreach officers of Medica Liberia, Martha K. Ballah, reemphasized that the drama was meant to create awareness on the various forms of violence in the communities and other areas of the society.

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