Women Urged to Occupy Half of Legislative Seats in 2017

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Front Page Africa
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November 9, 2015

Women of Liberia have been urged to clinch at least 50% of the seventy-three seats in the National Legislative come 2017 general elections. Montserrado County District #1 Representative and Chairperson of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia (WLCL) in the 52nd National Legislature now Advisor, Josephine George-Francis, said women of Liberia should use every opportunity given them to propel themselves to higher levels.
"Given our new constitution that will be coming into force, women must now begin engaging our male lawmakers and other stakeholders on affirmative actions for women" Francis said. She noted that Liberia is in a new dispensation, where women can use their voices, as their participation cuts across all lines.

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