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Oxfam Educates Women’s Group on Maputo Protocol

first_imgSeveral women’s groups in Liberia, including the National Empowerment Program for Women (NEP) and Rural Women of Margibi County (RWMC), have called on the government to implement the Maputo Protocol, which aims to strengthen the rights of women in the country.Oxfam Gender Justice Coordinator Adolphus Gblorso spoke at a two day workshop organized by Oxfam GB over the weekend. He said the event was also intended to educate women on the significance of the Maputo Protocol for it to gain enough momentum so that government will implement it for the benefit of Liberians. About 30 participants came together and agreed to work along with the government and other women’s rights organizations to join the process and highlight women’s issues.Oxfam’s goal is to enhance the knowledge of women and girls to follow issues that impact their lives and on the Maputo Protocol. Martha Sayklon, president of Rural Women of Margibi County and one of the participants, said if they created more awareness on the Maputo Protocol in all of the counties, women will understand their rights and work in collaboration with the government and other partners to promote their own rights through the implementation of the protocol.“It is my first time learning about the Maputo Protocol, and through the two-day workshop I have learned the importance of the protocol and how we can work together for an improved environment for women and girls. We learned about the 1325 resolutions regarding peace and security, health issues, especially how to plan a good family by using family planning methods and what role women can play in maintaining the peace in the country,” said Madam Sayklon, who is also known as ‘Money in the Bush.’She lauded President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for contributing to women’s participation in the country especially through the launch of the gender policy document in 2009, which attached value to rural women in Liberia.“We want the Maputo Protocol fully implemented for women’s voices to be heard in all sectors of life, especially for those women who are in the rural areas and do not have access to good health facilities, roads network, equal participation with their male counterparts, and better education,” added Madam Sianeh Omeze, the National Empowerment Program for Women’s Country Director.She encouraged other women’s organizations to get involved in the process by coming up with more training and awareness in all parts of the country to enable the implementation of the Protocol on the Rights of African Women. Madam Omeze was one of the three women that represented Liberia at Mount Kilimanjaro where women’s groups from all parts of the world assembled to seek equal or 50-50 land rights and for their voices to be heard.At that gathering, Liberia was among the 36 countries that reached the peak of the mountain, a trip that took six days of climbing to the summit and returning to the base of the mountain, an act that reportedly demonstrated the importance of the Maputo Protocol to the participating women. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgPictured from the back row, L-R, Mr. Joe Breslin, Mountcharles (30yrs), Mr. James Dolan, Stranorlar (40yrs), Ms. Anne Marie Monagle, Glengad (30yrs), Mr. Hugo Boyle, Carrigart (30yrs), Mr. Denis Gallagher, Burt (30yrs), Mr. John Quinn, Ballybofey (30yrs), Mr. Brian Spain, Director for Civil Defence, Dept of Defence, Mr. Bill Smith, Director General, Civil Defence, RoscreaFront Row, Ms. Rose Mc Namee, Letterkenny (40yrs), Ms. Jackie Mc Crudden, Burt (30yrs) Mr. Paul Kehoe, The Minister for State at the Department of Defence, TD, Ms Edel Flynn, Ballybofey, Civil Defence Officer (30yrs), Ms. Ita Wilkie, Letterkenny.The Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, has presented 10 volunteers from Donegal with long service medals in recognition of their service to Donegal Civil Defence at an awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. The medals were presented in recognition of 30, 40 and 50 years service in Civil Defence.The Donegal volunteers were among almost 300 Civil Defence Volunteers from across Ireland to be honoured with long service medals. Donegal recipients included Mr. Joe Breslin, Mountcharles, (30yrs), Mr. James Dolan, Stranorlar, (40yrs), Ms. Anne Marie Monagle, Glengad, (30yrs), Mr. Hugo Boyle, Carrigart, (30yrs), Mr. Denis Gallagher, Burt, (30Yrs) ,Mr. John Quinn, Ballybofey, (30yrs), Ms. Rose Mc Namee, Letterkenny, (40yrs), Ms. Jackie Mc Crudden, Burt, (30yrs) Ms. Ita Wilkie, Letterkenny, (30yrs) and Ms Edel Flynn, Ballybofey, Civil Defence Officer (30yrs).These medals have been awarded to honour decades of voluntary service given by these individuals to their communities. Both serving and retired members of Civil Defence with the appropriate service are eligible for these medals.At the ceremony, Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD said he was delighted to honour so many people who have given 30, 40 and even 50 years of service to Civil Defence and to their local community.“The modern, professionally trained and equipped organisation that Civil Defence is today would not have been recognisable when our medal recipients first joined up. Civil Defence has never been afraid to change and has continued to thrive with the major transformations that have taken place down through the years. That success is very much to the credit of everybody assembled here today and long may it continue. For its part this Government will continue to ensure that Civil Defence has all of the necessary supports to ensure that it does.’ Speaking following the ceremony, Cllr. John Campbell, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council also congratulated the volunteers on receiving these long service awards.“The contribution that each and every one of these volunteers makes to their community and to their county is outstanding. They truly epitomise what volunteering is all about and I am delighted that their dedication and commitment to keeping their communities safe has been acknowledged with these long service awards”. DONEGAL CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS HONOURED WITH LONG SERVICE MEDALS was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Civil Defencedonegallong service awardslast_img read more

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