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MARWOPNET Drills Citizens In Peace, Security In Ganta
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MARWOPNET Drills Citizens In Peace, Security In Ganta
By S. Kannay Ziamo, LINA Ganta, Nimba County Correspondent

GANTA, May 30 (LINA) -The Mano River Women Peace Network (MARWOPNET)  has held a two-day workshop on peace and security in Ganta City, Nimba County.

The workshop ran from Friday, May 27 to Saturday, May 28, with participants coming from six districts of Nimba County.

They included leaderships and members of women and youth groups, security institutions, local authorities, like chiefs and elders, marketers, municipal authorities and farmers.

In an interview with the Liberia News Agency shortly after the workshop, MARWOPNET Liberia Focal Person, Madam Ruth Gibson Caesar, said the purpose of the workshop was to broaden the knowledge of participants on the importance of peace and security of the country.

She said the workshop placed specific emphasis on Gender and Security reform and institutions involved in the sector, educating them on how they can collaborate in maintaining and promoting peace.

She also said participants were taught how to take charge of their own security and not to depend on government as sole provider of security.

According to Madam Caesar, one reason why the workshop targets more women than men is to explain that as women and mothers they also have a role to play in the maintenance of peace and security.

According to the MARWOPNET official, the workshop exposed participants to the pathway to the justice system and citizens’ interactions and collaboration with security agencies.

Caesar pointed out that the workshop in Ganta is part of MARWOPNET's awareness program, noting that the organization has been working with stakeholders in the county since 2014.

Speaking on behalf of the over 50 participants, Madam Theresa Momia thanked MARWOPNET for organizing the workshop, noting that it will serve as a 'brain washer' for them, their communities and organizations.

Madam Momia then assured MARWOPNET that every skill acquired from the workshop will be used to transform their various communities and create more awareness on the importance of maintaining Liberia's peace in the wake of U.N. tfroops drawdown.


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