New York, USA- Ahead of Liberia President George Manneh Weah’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, September 22, top female government officials have held a meeting with the UN UnderSecretary, Sima Sami Bahous, who is the new UNWomen Executive Director in New York, United States of America.
The meeting was centered around issues affecting girls, women, and children in Liberia. The meeting also highlighted the issue of women’s participation in Liberia’s governance process, especially the 30% women participation in politics.
The international community is strongly pushing for 30% women’s participation in the upcoming 2023 presidential and legislative elections in Liberia come next year. It is hopeful that after next year’s election, women representatives in the upper and lower house of the Liberian Legislature would increase by 30%.