LWF said, for too long women in Liberia have been harboring dissatisfaction against their male counterparts due to economic and political marginalization, coupled with tradition beliefs that relegate the role of women to mere housewives.
The group said women have knowledge, and are trained like their male counterpart; therefore they must be given 50% rights like men on the job market to enable them make contribution towards the building of society.
In a statement, the President of the Forum, Gurly Gibson, underscored cohesive efforts in fostering the rights of girls and women irrespective of social status, adding, “LWF stands for all - no discrimination.”
Madam Gibson said LWF was organized to foster women’s empowerment, remove disadvantaged women and girls from the streets, and transition them to gain their dignity in society after years of hideous lives on the streets, ghettos, and other entertainment centers.
The LWF President was quick to point out that her organization cannot do it alone.
She indicated that this is why they are calling for collaboration with the Government to help LWF provide socio-counseling, skill trainings, and education support in order for those women and girls to regain their dignities in society.
The group head also stated that women are the backbone of every society, but yet they have been marginalized, while their votes and efforts made during the political upheaval have been ignored.
She said because they have been politically traumatized by men, this is why they are calling for social and economic justice for women and girls in Liberia as a way of empowerment.