Liberia: NAYMOTE Embarks on Nationwide Awareness for Women’s Political Participation and Violence against WomenGbarnga — A non-governmental organization, NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development, has ended a one-day workshop in Gbarnga aimed at promoting women’s political participation and preventing violence against women. Naymote’s Executive Director, Eddie Jarwolo, said women’s participation in national leadership is key to Liberia’s growth and development. “When we have more women in legislature corruption would be minimized because women have integrity, ” Jarwolo said. They also listed fear, intimidation, lack of resources, harmful traditional practices, and lack of awareness of the electoral process as barriers affecting women’s participation. The participants at the civic engagement event recommended increasing civic awareness on women’s political rights and peer support to overcome some of the barriers identified, as well as encouraging more women to serve as ambassadors of change in achieving women’s political participation in Liberia.
Source: Front Page Africa July 22, 2022 11:14 UTC