17 February 2013

Liberia: Meader Ends Anti-Rape Awareness

The Media in Action for Development and Rehabilitation's (MEADER) fight against rape has reached out to the people of the Township of West Point, Clara Town, Brewerville and New Kru Town Communities with anti-rape and violence against children messages.

In each of these communities, MEADER created a one on one interactive session where civil education on Sexual and Gender Base Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Girls Education, Rape among other things were discussed.

The main focus of the interactive assembly with community dwellers was the issue of rape.

In separate statements made during each meeting, the community dwellers thanked the media group (MEADER) and vowed to report rape cases and other violence against women, especially children who are the targets of insatiable characters.

They expressed their willingness to work with the media group in their respective communities by reporting rape and other violation against women and children.

"We will not compromise rape cases in our various communities. We will also report anything that has to do with rape and violation against our children and our women by anybody one in our communities," the participants assured MEADER.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of MEADER has praised residents of the four communities for their corporation and commitment in companioning the cause of MEADER's anti-rape awareness campaign.

Madam Josephine Ogbodu said the first phase of the MEADER's Anti-rape awareness has ended and expressed the hope that interesting individuals and institutions nationally and internationally will support the second phase of the program (Anti-Rape Awareness).

Though MEADER's CEO did not disclose when the second phase is expected to kick off, Madam Ogbodu is appealing to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Speaker of the 53rd National Legislature, USAID, the US Ambassador and Government of the United States of America and other international non-Governmental organizations to fund the second phase of the MEADER's Anti-rape awareness program.

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