- Search Results
Allison On Violence Against Girls
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2014

Bomi County Flag





Allison On Violence Against Girls

By David Seedee, LINA Bomi County Correspondent

TUBMANBURG, June 21 (LINA) – The Acting Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Field Office  in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Frances Allison, says violence against the girl child has become a major challenge in Liberia.

Madam Allison said any act of violence against girls does not only affect them physically, but also psychologically, emotionally and eternally.

Madam Allison said it would also negatively impact on the child’s growth and embarrass them in various capacities.

According to the Liberia News Agency, Madam Allison made the statement recently when she served as keynote speaker at a program marking the launch of the Anti-violence Against Girls Campaign in Tubmanburg.

She maintained that Liberia, like most African countries, has a large number of girl children whose rights are more violated than those of boys in every area.

Meanwhile, Madam Allison has urged boys to help in the fight to curb violence against the girl child.

She urged them to consider girls as their partners in progress and feel obligated to protect them at all times.

According to Madam Allison, the fight to stop violence against girls should not be left with the Government and civil society alone, but must become the concern of every citizen in Bomi County.



latest headlines
Liberia’s Postal Administration Owes US$6.4m - Report
The debt burden of Liberia’s postal administration stands at US$ 6,491,631.73 million, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has ...more
ECOWAS Launches Program To Combat Fistula In Sub-region
The Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Gender Development Center (EGDC) has launched an ambitious program to combat obstetr ...more
‘Liberia-Cameroon Ties At New Height’ - Shoniyin
Deputy Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin says since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Liberia and Cameroon in the 1960s, ties be ...more
ECOWAS Prexy Urges Member States To Ensure Wellbeing Of Citizens
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, has challenged ECOWAS members states to redouble their efforts towards the enhance ...more
AFC Pledges Support To ECOWAS Commission
The Chairman of the Twenty- First Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of ECOWAS, Mr. Benedict Roberts, has pledged the Comm ...more
FM Kamara Opines 54th Anniversary Of Africa Day ‘Important Milestone’
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has said the observance of the 54th anniversary of “Africa Day” was an “important milestone” which the con ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency