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Cllr. Chesson-Wure Challenges Women To Site At Decisions-Making Table

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Women parading the streets of Monrovia as part of International Women Day celebration

MONROVIA: The Establishment Coordinator of Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC), Cllr. Yvette Chesson Wureh, has challenged Liberian Women to always sit at decisions-making table of the country.

She encouraged the women not be at the back whenever decisions making process that may have negative impact on the nation is to take place in the country.

Cllr. Wureh indicated that if Liberian Women do not strive together to sit at decisions making processes of nation building, decisions will be made that could affect they and their children.

Cllr. Wureh made these assertions Tuesday when ABIC Liberia joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women Day held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.

The day was celebrated with the theme: “Liberia women must be at the table and break biases.” The celebration brought together women from various communities across the country to discuss some of the biases preventing them from actively participating in key decisions-making and occupation of key positions in their respective communities.

“We are not interested in big women because you are the big women, you are the one that this nation is sitting on, you are the mobilizers, you are the one that sees the next generation and you are the one on whose shoulders this country stands.

According to her, women have the capacity to do anything that men can do, so they should not allow political parties to limit their potential to women wing position in the party.
Cllr. Wureh stressed that Liberian Women should come forward to embrace decisions making position at the national and local levels of the country.

She maintained that women are critical in transforming any society and Liberia cannot be exception, noting that whether literate or illiterate, they are vital in building a wholesome society.

Meanwhile, the women outlined some of challenges which have been preventing them to active participate in political party’s activities and other leadership programs in their communities and the country at large.

Some acknowledged traditional biases have been some of factors which prevented some of them over the years, but since ABIC has empowered them with relevant education about their rights and responsibilities in the society, they are prepare to champion the fight for more women to be in the Legislature and other key positions at the national level of Liberia.

They noted that the lack of financial capabilities are also hindered more Liberian Women engaging the electoral processes in their districts or counties to represent their people in the Legislature.

They maintained that the capacity building trainings provided by ABIC have strengthened and encouraged more them to engage into leadership role in their communities respectively.
They vowed to support potential women candidates in the pending presidential and representative’s elections in 2023.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March.
The Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when all women are recognized for their achievements.

The Day was first born out of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Since those early days, International Women’s Day has grown in prominence and reach, touching women in every corner of the world. The growing international women’s movement has helped make International Women’s Day a central point for action, to build support for women’s rights and their full participation in the economy, politics, community and in everyday life.

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