SGBV to be Highlighted at Australian Confab

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A delegation from the Liberian Red Cross Society (LRCS) is expected to present a paper on sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) and gender equality in post-conflict Liberia at the 150 Council of Delegates (CoD) meeting taking place in Sydney, Australia.

The president of the Liberian Red Cross Emmanuel Kpah, secretary general Morris Gbessagee and the youth representative Van Russ have already left the country for the meeting.

Mr. Gbessagee has early stated that the Liberian Red Cross is committed to the empowerment of women and girls as, which is being evidenced by the implementation of the Women integrated project and Gender equality project.

He, however, announced that because of the successes of the project in Bong and Nimba Counties, the Liberian Red Cross has won another grant in the tune of 500,000 Euro to maximize its gender programs for the next three years.

The Secretary General said it is necessary for the Red Cross programs to be gender mainstream for women and girls to participate in their social and economic development in Liberia. 

The Liberian Red Cross will also present paper on the experiences, strategies and the best practices for managing a National Society in transition as well as hold talks with the British and Norwegian Red Cross.

The CoD meeting is a global meeting for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that is held after every four years with the participation of members from the 189 countries to discuss policy program and way forward for the movement.

The Liberian Red Cross participation and presentation at the Council of Delegate manifest the trust and confident partners have reposed in the Liberian Red Cross under its new leadership.

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