The Liberia Elections Observation Network campaigns for 30% women’s representation at capitol

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The Liberia Elections Observation Network campaigns for 30% women’s representation at capitol

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The Liberia Elections Observation Network (LEON), in collaboration with Carter Center, has begun an aggressive campaign to bring to realization the 30% representation of women in the political and governance process that has lingered in the Legislature for years now.

It can be recalled that the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration submitted the Gender Equity Bill that seeks to establish 30% women representation in elective positions especially at the level of the Legislature.

LEON is a conglomeration of civil society organizations and local non-governmental organizations including the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), the Crusaders for Peace, National Union of the Disable and the Catholic Justice for Peace Commission (JPC).

During an interactive section with a cross-section of citizens, the second vice president of FLY, Barneka Eliot, said women at all levels must be fully represented in order to make decisions that will positively reflect on women and girls in the country.

Click here to read the full article published by Liberian Observer on 3 February 2020.

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