The National Association on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women, Girls and Children (NATPAH) has conducted a two-day capacity building workshop to enhance the protection of the rights of women and girls in the country.
The two day training brought together 16 networking groups and held recently under the theme: “Enhancing the protection of the rights of women, girls and other discriminated groups in Liberia” at a local resort in Monrovia.
Giving an overview of the event, Executive Director of NATPAH Mrs. Phyllis Nguma Kimba, asserted that the Swedish Project seeks to enhance the protection of the rights of women, girls and other discriminated groups in Liberia.
She said the project’s total cost is put at US$3millon, and it is expected to run for 5 years, adding that it is being implemented in 4 counties including Montserrado, Gbapolu, Bong and Grand Gedeh County.
“In five years, we will reach out to over 5,000 persons, including women, girls and children, as well as, most at risk populations in 45 communities in Montserrado, Grand Gedeh, Gbapolu and Bong Counties,” Mrs. Nguma-Kimba disclosed.
She named the Liberian Women Empowerment Network (LIWEN), and Stop AIDS In Liberia (SAIL) as resource partners to the Sida interventions.
Also speaking at the event, Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Human Rights Division focal person, Mr. Kutaka D. Togbah, reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment to protecting the rights of every individual within the borders of Liberia, regardless of their religion, culture and ethnicity.
“We will protect the rights of every person in Liberia because it is fundamental to human existence,” Mr. Togbah said.
The gathering was jointly organized by two distinct organizations working with women and girls and supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), through Actionaid Liberia.