The National Elections Commission, NEC through its Gender Section last weekend participated in the Global Orange Day Celebration as part of efforts to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.
The Orange Day Celebration by the Gender Section of the NEC was held under the global theme, “Let’s Unite to end Violence against Women” held in the Conference Room of the James M. Fromayan Hall at the Headquarters of the National Elections Commission in Sinkor, Monrovia Liberia.
The well attended Orange Day Celebration, was jointly organized by the European Union, UNDP and the NEC, and brought together a cross-session of Liberians and foreign nationals who were entertained by a Live Band and Cultural Performances by the National Crusaders for Peace Culture Troop.
During the colorful program, several Motivational Speakers including Commissioner Tonia Wiles of the Independent National Human Rights Commission of Liberia, Reverend Christopher Wleh Toe, of NCSCL and Vice President on Education of the Coalition of Political Parties women in Liberia Mrs. Nuwoe A.D. Scott spoke of the global need to stop violence against women.
Other Motivational Speakers were, the Program Director of the Pro-Elections group, NAYMOTE Aaron Weah and the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation Sam Cole, who proxy for the Acting Chairman of NEC, Davidetta Browne-Lansanah.
The Motivational Speakers spoke on different topics including, Women Participation in the Electoral Processes, Women Rights as Human Rights, Violence Free Elections, Youth as Ambassadors for Peaceful Elections and Increasing Women’s Political Participation.
At the end of the Orange Day Celebration, dozens of men participated in the Global Internet Campaign, “Signing in as He for She” in support of violence against women.