Liberia Declares Rape a National Emergency After Recent Spikes

Liberia Rape National Emergency
-A +A
0

[Liberia\Rape]
Al Jazeera: "The government will also establish a so-called "national security task force" on sexual and gender-based violence."
Photo: YouTube

Liberian President George Weah has declared rape a national emergency and ordered new measures to tackle the problem after a recent spike of cases in the West African state.

The move comes after thousands of Liberians protested against rising incidents of rape in the capital Monrovia last month in a bid to draw attention to the country's alarming rate of sexual assault.

Late on Friday, Weah said he would install a special prosecutor for rape in Liberia, as well as set up a national sex offender registry, a statement from his office said.

The government will also establish a so-called "national security task force" on sexual and gender-based violence.

The high rates of rape in Liberia have been a long-standing concern.

Read the rest of this story here: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/liberia-declares-rape-national-em...

Also Check Out...

teams led by Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts advancing to Super Bowl 57
Super Bowl: Sports World Reacts To
 fireside chat with Bruce Jackson, attorney and author of the forthcoming 'Never Far from Home:
Black History Month: Bruce Jackson
Oduwacoin is the first Pan-African cryptocurrency
Oduwacoin Announced As First Pan-
Ronna McDaniel’s victory today in the race for Chair of the Republican National Committee
McDaniel’s RNC Chair Victory A Win
Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s Show\Tyre Nichols’ Murder
Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s Show Today
the 1488s, a violent, prison-based Neo-Nazi gang
Alaska: Five White Supremacists