He wants Liberians, particularly male citizens, to see themselves as partners to their female counterparts in the quest for economic, political and social justice.
The Liberian Vice President was speaking Tuesday at the official program marking International Women’s Day in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
Ambassador Boakai said women’s participation in the rebuilding process of Liberia cannot be overemphasized as they have demonstrated the highest level of leadership in democratic governance.
He challenged Liberian men to embrace the efforts of their female counterparts by making available the space that will ensure equity and mutual coexistence between males and females.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The day, adopted by a UN Security Council Resolution 32/142 in 1977, is used to recognize women for their social, political and economic achievements.
It is also commemorated to recognize the courage and determination of ordinary women who have played extraordinary roles in the histories of their countries, communities and society at large.
This year’s International Women’s Day was celebrated under the global theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030; Step it up for gender equality.”
The celebration, which was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, was observed under the national theme: “Pledge for parity2030; Step it up for gender equality.”