UN calls on Liberia to end harmful cultural practices

UN calls on Liberia to end harmful cultural practices

Senior United Nations officials have called upon Liberia to further prevent harmful cultural practices that can result in death. The UN News Centre reported that these “deadly human rights violations” masquerade as cultural practices. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said, “Liberia’s human rights obligations…

Sierra Leone ratifies Maputo Protocol

The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that Sierra Leone has decided to back an international treaty on the rights of women in Africa which looks likely to lead to a new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), rights campaigners said on Tuesday, July 7 2015. FGM is widely practiced throughput the…