A local humanitarian organization in the country, “Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness” (THINK) Inc., has dedicated a modern health center in Buchanan Grand Bassa County.
The project which was funded by UNFPA and implemented by THINK contain an annex at the Government Hospital in Buchanan, with several facilities, including counselling room, Police and Legal Section and Medical Office for examining suspected patients or persons suspected of rape.
The welled decorated facility also has an attached waiting room that at least host about 50 persons, with a flat screen 40inch LED television, fully air cooled and a bathroom.
Giving the overview of the project, THINK Executive Rosanna GlayporkpaySchaack lauded UNFPA and the Liberian Government for the support.
According to her, UNFPA as a UN organization has been in supportive of several of THINK’s projects in the country.
According to Madam Schaack, rape has been a major problem affecting the Liberian society, with numerous cases of rape been reported but said, with the support of UNFPA; plans have been exerted to tackle the issue.
Also speaking, UNFPA Country Representative to Liberia Dr. Remix Sogunro in return lauded THINK for the collaborated effort in their working relationship.
The UNFPA Boss told a host of participants that his organization stands ready to support any effort that will focus on combating the rape issue.
He also called on the Government of Liberia to see reason and foster more support as according to the country Representative, the future of any nation depends on the youths. He also called on the Police and others to drastically deal with rape cases with care and urgency.
Meanwhile, Dept. Gender Minister for Children and Social Protection, Minister Sieana Abdul Baki lauded both THINK and UNFPA for the Center and its promised Government’s support in the operation of the center.
Min. Baki who is a staunch advocator of young women in the country told the audience that Government will work along with donor partners in the country discourages the idea of rape, most especially, young women and babies.
For their parts, Grand Bassa County Women and Children detachment of the Liberian National Police, Inspector Comfort Dennis Sackie and Nettie J. Doepoe lauded both THINK and UNFPA for the center and called on them to at least extend other supports in the areas of medical supply and other areas that will be needed.
Grand Bassa County is one of several counties in the country told of producing the highest rape of rape cases, followed by Montserrado with five Sexually Gender Based Violence- SGBV