Liberia: Liberty Party Adopts Gender-sensitive Policy for 50-50 Representation of Men and Women for All Appointed and Elected Positions
MONROVIA – The National Executive Committee of the Liberty Party (LP) has resolved to implement a gender sensitive policy that would see both women and men gain equal seats for both elected and appointed positions.
Liberty Party is the first political party ensure level plain field for gender participation.
The chairman of the party, Musa Bility recalled that upon his ascendency to the party’s leadership, the national executive committee of the party resolved to implement a 50/50 balance of officers in the youth wing.
“We are extremely excited for this resolution as it is a momentous next step in exhibiting LP’s support of the Gender Equity Bill proffered by several leading Liberian women’s organization and the current movement and momentum around women empowerment and inclusion in the Liberian political space,” Mr. Bility stated in a letter addressed to the political leader, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence.
It can be recalled that the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was heavily criticized for not fielding any female candidate in the December 2020 senatorial election.
The CDC was also blasted at for putting up a male candidate against the then only female Senator at the Liberian Senate.