Gender Minister Commits To ‘She’s You Movement’
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Williametta Saydee-Tarr, has pledged the ministry’s fullest support to the “She’s You Movement,” an initiative of First Lady Clar Marie Weah, which seeks to empower women and girls in Liberia.
Making remarks at the launch of the “She’s You Movement” in Monrovia on Thursday, Tarr said, the Ministry of Gender will work with the First Lady flagship program as it aligns with the workings of the ministry.
According to her, the initiative is welcoming and as such the Ministry will continue to work hard to improve the lives of women and children.“The issue of rape, violence and sexual harassment is on an increase in our country, therefore we must stand against it and find solutions,” Tarr said.
Tarr noted that she speaks and stands up hugely against violence against women and children, adding that women and children have the right to protection no matter their standard in society.
She indicated that, the ministry is working very hard with the government and the legislature to end rape, sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the country.
Tarr encouraged Liberians to rally around President George Weah and the First Lady to carry on the campaign to stop violence against women and children.
Meanwhile, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Maada Bio, has acknowledged the effort of her Liberian First Lady Clar Weah, noting, however, the difficulties in gathering support to implement such programs.
According to her, the voice of First Lady Weah will only be louder if all women stand by her and say “She’s You.”
“Until we work together as a team, the men will not stop abusing us. It is time to break the stigma because we have been on the sideline for too long,” she said.
She pledged her support to the flagship initiative and the people of Liberia, citing that the Government of Sierra Leone will work collectively with the Government of Liberia to stop violence against women and children.
She also urged women to stand up for their rights and fight not to accept any form of marginalization they would confront.