The United Nations Development Program, (UNDP) concluded a two-day security mechanism meeting with stakeholders of the county on mainstreaming women in the security sector.
The meeting brought together members of various security apparatus, local county authorities, youth, elders, chiefs, and women groups.
This was a cross border project funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).
Speaking during the session, John S. Morris, UNDP field coordinator for River Gee and Grand Gedeh Cunties, said the gathering was intended to strengthen the County’s Security Council amid the health crisis, which is attracting enormous attention.
Morris called for the inclusion of women in the county’s security pillar, which according to him, will enable the police and the joint security to timely react to information or tip-off from the community.
Morris said that as part of their new mandate, women must be included in discussions about security matters in every county, stressing that women of Grand Gedeh County must be proactive.