The President of the Liberia Female Law Enforcement Association (LIFLEA), Atty. Asatu Bah Kenneth, has called on females serving in the security sector to exhibit a high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
Atty. Kenneth spoke on Saturday March 28 during the official launch of a sub-chapter of LIFLEA in Margibi County with participants from other parts of the country.
She said the fourteen years of civil conflict brought a complete breakdown of law and order, thus creating factions in the security sector with many security officers paying loyalty to individuals rather than the state.
She further pointed out that during the period under review women and children became the most vulnerable groups, because of their vulnerability but hoped that society will continue to protect the women and children of Liberia.
Atty. Kenneth said she believes that with the ongoing reform process within the security system, women in the security sector will be fully prepared to handle situations in a civil manner.
She noted that the role and impact of women in protection and security services are very important; therefore they should not be looked down upon.
She further said that the recruitment of female officers in the various security organizations is highly encouraging, which is in line with the United Nations Resolution 1325 that calls for the promotion of women, peace and security in all UN countries.