4 February 2013

Liberia: YWCA Scribe Wants Awareness Against Violence

The General Secretary of the World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA), Madam Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda has called on government and women organizations to continue their education on youth issues of violence against women and teenage pregnancy.

She said when young women and girls are educated, they would avoid engaging in acts that undermines their health.

Madam Gumbonzvanda spoke over the weekend at an honoring program for the First Lady of Indonesia, Madam Ani Bambang Yudhoyondo.

She stressed the need for boys to access sexual education in school which she said would make them have a change of mind and attitude toward women.

"This organization will continue to put efforts in developing the leadership issues of women and girls in addressing the issues of violence against women and also addressing the critical issue of girls in vocational training," Gumbonzvanda said

She said "we shed tears in seeking for peace, but today, peace and gender equality is possible in Liberia."

She wants women to be empowered economically and politically which would help to address the issue of violence against women in the country.

The program brought together international women organization from all parts of the world including women groups of in Liberia.

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