Camp for Peace Liberia has launched a series of workshops and town hall meetings in Lofa County geared towards providing citizens with information on their rights and responsibilities under the law.
The events which form part of the Swedish Government Funding support through The Carter Center are part of the ongoing activities of the Community Justice Advisors Project signed between The Carter Center and Camp for Peace Liberia early this year. These workshops are being implemented in the seven Administrative Districts of Lofa County, including Salayea, Zorzor, Voinjama, Quardu Gbondi, Kolahun, Vahun, and Foya, and it is expected to bring together 15 participants in one location at the district levels and runs from Thursday, July 1 to Thursday, July 8, 2021.
These workshops and town hall meetings aim to equip community leaders and justice sector actors with specific knowledge on the rule of law and criminal justice processes and improve information sharing and accountability. It is anticipated that at the end of these events, community leaders and justice actors will also be empowered to formulate informed decisions and requests that hold public officials accountable for their commitments and action to the criminal justice system of Liberia. These events are also intended to build peace, prevent conflict, and promote adherence to the rule across the county.
Camp for Peace Liberia is also seizing these moments to provide adequate and effective awareness and education on the deadly COVID 19 variant that currently tolls the Liberia society. Participants will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to educate their citizens on different health protocols regarding the deadly COVIdD 19.