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Pres. Sirleaf Urges More Women Participation in Politics
By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, March 10 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged Liberian women to participate in the political process, if they want more women representation in the Legislature and other elected posts.

She pointed out that more Liberian women can get to the Legislature, only if women actively participate in the political process in the country.

The Liberian Leader made the call Saturday when she addressed a cross-section of Liberian women, as Liberia joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women's Day at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.

She noted that though Liberian women are advocating for 30 percent representation in the Legislature; that percentage can only be realized when women register and fully participate in the process leading to elections.

President Sirleaf described International Women's Day as a sad day for her personally in Liberia because, she observed, rape incidences are on the increase.

The Liberian leader said when she made the “Papa na come home” statement in 2006, it was intended to empower fathers through their jobs, to provide  the basic needs of their children, but noted that fathers stop to many places before reaching home.

She assured that her Government will empower Liberian women to ensure that the basic needs of the home are met.
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