Keita Wants Collaboration
-Urges Child Rights Activists
2015 International Children’s Peace Prize Winner, Abraham Keita, has called on child Rights activists in Liberia to come under one umbrella in fighting violence against children.
Speaking Tuesday in Monrovia during the official launch of the program, “Walk to end violence against children” on Barrack Young Controllers’ Football Stadium, Keita observed that there were manyInstitutions accentuating the issues of children in the country with the same objectives, adding that it was necessary to build a collaborative effort to for effective results.
He used the occasion to challenge the Ministry of Justice to ensure that perpetrators of violence against children are brought to justice and face the full weight of the law; the children peace prize winner also encouraged child rights activists to continue their good work in their advocacy for positive societal change.
However in response, Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection at the Ministry of Gender, Lydia Sherman, pledged Government’s support in fighting violence against children; she stressed that the Ministry would support Activists and other institutions that are fighting to end violence against children.
For his part, Ernest Duku Jallah, a child rights activist, called on the Government of Liberia to support education and early childhood development.
The “walk to end violence against children“ in Liberia was staged by a conglomeration of institutions that are fighting to end violence against children in Liberia.
Amongst them, are the National Children and Youth Advisory Board, the Children’s Parliament, the Orphan Concern Liberia and PROTEL INC.