Liberia: Deputy Speaker Vows to Robustly Advocate for Women’s 30% Political Representation
MONROVIA – Campaigns to increase women’s representation in political representation to 30 percent are picking up steam again in the country with Deputy Speaker J. Fonati Koffa promising to robustly advocate with his colleagues and support the Women Legislative Caucus for its passage.
The Deputy Speaker says they will entertain argument and legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives to amend the inherent discriminatory law and legislate the Gender Equity Bill in order to ensure to 30% women participation.
Addressing the Legislative press in the House’s first floor conference room on Wednesday, February 17, the Deputy Speaker said he believes there is inherent discrimination that must be corrected—as the call for women participation in politics is not only being discussed in Liberia but being discussed Internationally.
“As you know in the past years there has a discussion about this gender parity issue which in recent times the calls has been intensified both locally and internationally” Deputy speaker Koffa stated.
He furthered that, the 30% women political participation cannot be archieved by just a goal setting, but a firm legal freamework that will bring the 30% to reality through legislation and statutory mandate.
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