Liberian Ruling Party Chair Wants Stringent Measures for Rapists

As Human rights group, Justice Forum Liberia says rape cases are increasing in the country, Mulbah Morlu, chairperson of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change wants laws that provides for chemical castration of men who rape. According to the Justice Ministry's sexual gender based violence unit, cases from January to June 2020 have shown that 107 of them tried in court have led to 44 convictions and 42 acquittals. This includes all cases received from the police. According to a report by the UN Mission in Liberia, rape victims do not obtain justice due to multiple challenges that may include institutional weaknesses, corruption, lack of due diligence by government, as well as logistical and financial constraints.

Rape, murder, violence against women.

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