First Lady Clar Marie Weah has condemned the recent inhumane treatment of two ladies in Sinoe County.
The incident was captured in a video which went viral on social media. The video shows the ladies stripped naked, brutalized and paraded in public on allegations of being witches, accused of kidnapping a baby.
In a statement issued Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Mrs. Weah described the ordeal inflicted upon the ladies as barbaric, unacceptable and a flagrant violation of their human rights.
Mrs. Weah, who is currently in Jerusalem, Israel, where she accompanied the president on a state visit, expressed dismay over some cruel practices against women and which are still being upheld in certain parts of the country.
First Lady Weah said the humiliation of the two women, along with a third person who reportedly died as a result of the brutal assault, is a reckless disregard of humanity, particularly womanhood.
She sent a caveat to the perpetrators of this brutal act and other forms of violence against women and children that they will face the full weight of the law.
As the First Lady, as well as the Feminist-in-Chief, Mrs. Weah asserted she would not sit supinely and see women dehumanized, reaffirming her commitment towards the protection of women and girls’ rights.
First Lady Weah however urged the victims and their families, along with sympathizers, to remain calm as the government intervenes in the case.