“Development Cannot Be Sustained If Violence Against Women Is Embedded In Social Fabric Of Society ” Says President Weah
President George Weah on Thursday officially launched what is known as the “She’s You” Movement under the Theme: improving the lives of women for a prosperous and better Liberia.
She’s You movement is a National campaign intended to promote women empowerment and end all forms of violence against women, girls, and children.
This initiative is in response to the increasingly alarming wave of gender-based violence across Liberia and the protection and empowerment of women.
Speaking during the occasion, the President said his Government is grateful to First Lady Clar Weah for her effort in initiating the “She’s You” Movement, noting, that the initiative is complementary to the what his administration is doing in addressing the plights of women.
The Liberian Leader further stated that Development cannot be sustained if violence against women is embedded in the social fabric of the society, noting that women play a pivotal role in the social Economic advancement of a nation.
Meanwhile, the founder of the She’s You movement, Madam Clar Weah said building a sustainable and democratic society needs an inclusive environment where the rights of all are respected and the opportunity to develop themselves as evidence.
The Liberian First Lady then described the movement as a new way of Life that has been introduced in Liberia, noting that women of Liberia cannot boast of a Democratic society until gender-based violence is totally kicked out of Liberia.
Also speaking at the program, the First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio said, Liberia and Sierra have had similar challenges like the war and Ebola and they both conquered it, noting that domestic violence will also be defeated with inclusive efforts.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Monrovia Times after the program, the First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio said she was glad to be in Monrovia as a guest of the First Lady and to form part of the lunch of the ‘She’s You” Movement.