Monrovia – Former Liberian President and Africa’s first democratically elected head of state has expressed disappointment in the lack of women candidates on the roster of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) for the upcoming Midterm Senatorial elections in December.
While Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf applauds President George Weah’s recent appointment of women in executive positions, she hopes more is expected of the chief feminist when it comes to ensuring gender equality.
In a tweet today, October 6, 2020 Madam Sirleaf mentioned building equal and inclusive societies is more urgent than ever before, in working to recover and rebuilt amid at Covid-19.
I’m encouraged to see world leaders reaffirming their commitment to gender equality, 25 years after Beijing (UNGA generation Equality), the Former Head of State added.
She bewailed “My applaud for President Weah’s recent appointment of women in executive positions is right but our Chief Feminist is expected to do more. The lack of a single woman in the CDC roster for the upcoming by-election is disappointing.”
It can be recalled that in October the self-acclaimed Feminist-in-Chief refused to personally receive the anti-rape protesters’ petition during a three-day nationwide protest to end rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls.