YWIF Executive Defends Women’s Rights

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The executive director of Young Women Intellectual Forum (YWIF) has sharply come in defense of her fellow women in the wake of the many criticisms against women advocacy for gender equality.

According to the YWIF executive director Eva Dixon Remmie, women are not just good as housewives, but are people with potentials that could do anything to compete with their male counterparts and become future leaders.

She made the statement over the weekend when she served as one of the guest speakers at a well-organized intellectual forum for women that was held in Monrovia.

She said, since the ascendancy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to power as Africa’s first democratically elected female President, the involvement of women in government has gradually improved. As such, Mrs. Remmie believes women should be given all the courtesies that due them from their male counterparts.

She noted that the issue that surrounds women playing a back role whiles their male counterparts play dominance role has gradually faded out, “because the question of women being educated has vanished at all sectors of education including primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Mrs. Remmie then awarded scholarships to some students of the College of West Africa (CWA) and further encouraged them to take their lessons seriously.

For her part, the Operations Manager of More Than Me Academy, Catherine Mitchell, said improving girls' educational to the higher level is demonstrated to have impact on their health and economic viability.

Other speakers who emphasized on women participation in the overall development of the country along with their male counterparts included those women from the offices of the National Project Manager of Women and Peace Security (UN-Woman). They spoke on the theme, “How Can We Identify One as a Youthful Leader.”

They also encouraged the youths to improve their standard of living by seeking the path to education rather than following friends that are education friendly.

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