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EJA Holds Rape, Sexual harassment Workshop

By Jackson C. Clay, Jr.

The Elite June Association ( EJA) over the weekend held a one day workshop on rape and sexual harassment for students.

Rape or sexual harassment is the act of force penatration of any whole on a person’s body or the act of illegally touching or talking to a person or the same sex of opposite sex and it is a crime in Liberia

The workshop was held under the auspices of the June Care Foundation (JCF) the humaniyerian arm of the Elite June Association

The workshop which was held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Joseph Jenkins Roberts or J.J. Roberts high school on the 12th streets in Sinkor, Monrovia was graced by several students, guests and members of EJA.

The workshop brought together over seven high schools within Monrovia and its environs to include J.J. Roberts High school, St. Peter Lutheran High school, Tubman High school and the N.V. Massaquoi high school.

Providing the overview of the workshop, Essana Menssah a member of the JCF said that the workshop is aim at creating awareness among students so as to avoid rape and sexual harassment.

Menssah said that it is the group’s own way of giving back to society as a group and to impact the younger generation of the Liberian population.

“This workshop is to create awareness about tape and sexual harassment among our young generation and to help them aviod these menace within our society,” Mensah said.

She encouraged students and participants of the workshop to take it very seriously because according to her the issues of rape and sexual harassment are dangerous for the society, and wants it address properly.

The issues of rape and sexual harassment is an old age problem in Liberia and the world at large but in Liberia rape is a none-billable offens punishable by imprisonment for several years.

Serving as facilitators of the workshop were two Peace Corp, Alexia Ipiotis and Mandy McCleary and a member of EJA, bro Abel Sneh.

For his part, the President of EJA, Henry Carter encouraged participants of the workshop to take it very important and it was his group’s way of impacting the youthful population of Liberia.

Carter urged the students to use the knowledge learned from the workshop for its intended purpose, thus, serving as an ambassador within there various schools.

However, the Elite June Association (EJA) is a legally register non for profit group in Liberia consisting of tarlented, potential and varbrant individuals from diverse background.

EJA has been in existence for a little over two years now with the aim of impacting the Liberian society through diversity.

The group is not only a birth month or social group but also involved into humanitarian works under it humanitarian arm called the June Care Foundation (JCF).

The group has been giving to the orphanages disabled and the under privilege within society with no external support but solely shoulder by members of the group themselves.

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