The meeting is part of the many strategies being put in place by the two entities to protect the rights of an individual and educating community on human torture and police involvement in protecting the victim.
Addressing participants yesterday at the Ministry of Justice, the Director for Legal Affairs at the INHRC, Nathaniel Solo, said domestic violence has been one of the impediments in Liberia which Government is working to contain.
Mr. Solo said the domestic violence bill contains issues of FGM, sexual violence and torture are all illegal practices under international human rights law, but such practices are still under the canopy of the Liberian culture.
He said Liberia remains one of the few African countries yet to respond to the total abolition of FGM and sexual violence.
Mr. Solo noted that genital mutilation Act of 2016 prohibits the mutilation of clitoris of the vagina, and all procedures involving the excision of the clitoris from the female organ.
Mr. Solo asserted that the excision which is the total removal of the clitoris from the labia is dangerous for the survival of a young woman, and also violates the rights of a woman in having sex.
The debate was characterized by questions and answers from facilitators and participants on the issue of the FGM, and the sexual violence, which many said much emphasis was not placed on sexual violence in the bill.
FGM is widely practiced in Africa especially Western and Eastern Africa; where young women are forced to undergo genital excision process by female zoes, with the acquiescence of local authority.
According to medical sources the act and the procedures are very dangerous for young woman especially those between the ages of 14-18, which they observed, makes many young woman to become unproductive.