President Sirleaf making remarks at the National Women_s Conference at the Paynesville City Hall
“Liberian Women Have Made Themselves Relevant,” Says Pres. Sirleaf
By Decontee M. Wesseh, LINA
MONROVIA, July 13 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said Liberian women have made themselves relevant even though they have faced discrimination in Liberia and beyond.
She also noted that in the face of challenges, women in Liberia have made themselves proud and sufficiently exalted from the beginning of time and contributed immensely to the progress of all women.
The Liberian leader made the statement Wednesday at the Paynesville City Hall during the National Women’s Conference hosted by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Women NGO Secretariat and the United Nations system and other partners.
Speaking on the theme: “Step It up; Mobilizing to Bridge the Gap for Gender Equality,” the Liberian leader described the initiative as “a global effort that all must join, as it will require that we all work in all areas of endeavor to achieve this objective.”
According to her, as the world moves towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Liberia has a duty to ensure that the appropriate strategic mechanisms are put in place to foster the achievement of Planet 2030, especially those goals that are relevant and critical to achieving gender equality.
“At the same time, this conference is also critical in our historical movement and we must ensure that laws, policies and strategies are put in place and going beyond formulating them and passing them to implement them to ensure that women are put in strategic positions of trust in our society,” President Sirleaf stressed.