4 December 2012

Liberia: First Annual National Human Rights Book Fair Insight

The Liberian Coalition of Human Rights Defenders(LICHRD), in collaboration with the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, will from today, Tuesday through Wednesday(December 4-5) hold the first annual National Human Rights Book Fair in Monrovia. According to a press release issued in Monrovia over the weekend, the event is a prelude to the celebration of the 64th International Human Rights Day in Liberia .

At the Book Fair, human rights institutions will display human rights materials for public view and /or collection. The event, which will bring together national and international rights organizations and pro-democracy groups, is expected to be held in Monrovia. At the same time, Liberia joins the civilized world to celebrate World Human Rights Day on December 10. The Independent National Commission on Human Rights(INCHR), in collaboration with the Liberia Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, National Civil Society Council of Liberia, the Ministry of Gender and Development and the United Nations Mission to Liberia(UNMIL)has embarked on an array of activities to celebrate the day.

Meanwhile, the INCHR is commemorating the day, which began 3through 11, by coordinating and facilitating planned activities focusing on addressing the problem of child sexual violence with the national theme: My Voice Counts: Break the Silence on Child Rape in Liberia.

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