Liberia Crusaders for Peace gets Huge UN Honor


The Liberia Crusaders for Peace has received a crucially significant recognition for its work and was awarded a certificate to that effect on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 by the United Nations in Liberia.

The Crusaders for Peace, headed by Culture Ambassador, Juli Endee, was among several Non-Governmental Organizations and Women Rights Campaigners whose work got massive acknowledgements by the UN as part of programs marking International Women Rights Defenders Day in Monrovia.

The UN said sustained efforts of organizations such as the Crusaders for Peace in the fight against Gender based violence cannot go unnoticed.

Speaking at programs marking International Women Rights Defenders’ Day in Monrovia, UN Resident Coordinator Christine Umutoni praised the LCP and others for serving the best interest of women and girls across the country.

She believes it is because of these crucial partners that women and girls have hope in a male dominated society.
Two leading donors, the European Union and the Swedish Embassy presented the awards to the Crusaders for Peace on behalf of the UN.

Upon receiving the honor, LCP Executive Director, Ambassador Juli Endee lauded the United Nations for acknowledging the work of her organization.

Ambassador Endee described the honor as a massive recognition that will go a long way in strengthening her resolve to better serve the people of Liberia.

She vowed never to sit on her laurels but to continue working beyond the call of duty and across the last-mile villages to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Liberian Culture Ambassador then dedicated the award to the Liberia Crusaders for Peace Family and partners who have supported the organization over the years.

She particularly lauded UN Women, UNICEF, the European Union, the Swedish government, the UN Family, the government of Liberia, Gender Minister Williametta Saydee Tarr, Chief Zanzan Karwor and the National Traditional Council, for building a sustainable partnership with the Liberia Crusaders for Peace.
Other organizations honored by the UN Wednesday include, the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, Women NGO Secretariat, Action Aid Liberia and Women Empowerment Network.

The recognition of the women rights campaigners was one of key highlights at programs marking international women rights defenders’ day, celebrated by the United Nations in Monrovia.

Wednesday’s program is part of observance of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, 2023.

The International Women Human Rights Day has a global theme: Invest to prevent violence against women and girls and was celebrated locally under the theme: Empower women, secure our nation: invest locally to prevent violence against women and girls.

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