The Executive Director of the United Nations Women has pledged the organization’s commitment to further partner with the Liberia Women Media Action committee.
Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka says LIWOMAC can rely on the UN women for support in its efforts to address the issues of Liberian women.
She also disclosed that the UN women will partner with LWDR to ensure women issues are effectively raised, especially during the pending 2017 general and presidential elections.
According to her the medium must be provided for women candidates to explain their platform while information should be given across women to help them understand the platforms of politicians.
Also speaking at the program, the President of the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC) has called on the media to lay special emphasis on telling the story of women as the country enters another critical period of existence.
Estella Nelson says security for women in the midst of UNMIL drawdown is a major issue that should be highlighted and discussed in the country.
Madam Nelson, however, stressed the need for women to work together to ensure peace is maintained in the absence of UNMIL.
Among other things, she said it was important for women to localize the sustainable development goal to translate it into concrete action for women.
But the LIWOMAC president indicated that these efforts can be actualized through the support of the United Nations Women and other international groups.
Madam Nelson spoke on Saturday at a brief ceremony marking the visit of the head of the UN Women to LWDR.