The National Chairman of the Community Watch Forum of Liberia (CWFL), Mr. Isaac Nyenati Kaffey, has recommended to the Government of Liberia for the training of gender officers that will be deployed in all government functionaries, schools, public corporations to monitor sexual based violence.
Mr. Kaffey said the full implementation of the recommendation by the government will help minimize the sexual exploitation at work places and learning institutions.
The CWFL boss said it is regrettable to note that some top officials of government and private sectors have engaged in the constant practice of sex for work for ladies, despite of their qualifications.
He also explained that besides the higher ups in government and private sectors, some school administrators are bent on seeking giving grades to students that do not merit.
He said that if such ugly act is not immediately arrested, it could damage the image of the country within the comity of nations.
Chairman Kaffey said upon the graduation of the would-be trainees and the subsequent assignment, they will empower to report such cases to the police for immediate redress.
According to him, the failure of government to implement the recommendation could increase the sexual exploitation of girls and women.
Mr. Kaffey said during his recent visit to some schools, he had observed that the practice of students-teachers loving affairs is no longer a hiding thing.
He said the sexual contract between female students and school administrators as well as teachers will render the students unable to become future leaders as well as to participate in the reconstruction process of the country.
The CWFL boss said the prevention of sexual harassment of women and girls should claim the attention of every Liberian and not the government alone.
He said that the training of gender officers should be organized by the Minister of Gender and Development for the interest of the state and its citizenry.
In addition, Mr. Kaffey said emotional violence is gradually taking root in the society in which some men are engaged in beating on their women sometimes resulting to death. He said CWFL is conducting an awareness exercise in the country to prevent husbands from such ugly practices.
He disclosed that CWFL has engaged citizens on crimes prevention and reporting and has been launched in Nimba County. He said the awareness exercise will also prevent illegal border crossing from Guinea, Ivory Coast on other parts.
He then commended CWFL officials in Nimba County and the county leaders for the support thus making the program a success.