Liberia: ‘March for Justice’ Organizers Urge More Support from Young People
Monrovia – Organizers for the March for Justice campaign say it is important for more young people to join the movement in speaking and standing up against all forms of violence in Liberia, especially violence against women and girls.
Titus B. Pakalah, the national lead campaigner for the movement, told FrontPageAfrica on Monday, July 8, that the campaign was initiated because of the “unprecedented rate of sexual abuses in the country.”
“We are doing this so that our voices can be heard with a result based advocacy and we will do this by engaging policy actors with our recommendations so that they can act upon it,” Titus said.
Since its establishment back in May 2019, the movement held its first march on June 4 which was dominated by women and girls.
They held placards carrying different kinds of anti-rape and violence against women messages.
At the end of the march, the leaders of the march met with President George Weah.
In their meeting with the Liberian leader, Pres. Weah committed to doing four things including, supporting the establishment of a youth task force against Sexual Gender Based Violence, working with “March for Justice” through the Ministry of Gender to organize a consultative dialogue on SGBV with stakeholders to further identify effective solutions to end rape and violence against children and women.
They also called for exploring the possibilities of increasing the number of judges at Criminal Court ‘E’.
This Movement is a conglomeration of 43 youth-led organizations in Liberia. They hope to take the ‘March for Justice’ to other parts of the country as time goes by.