Thursday, March 08, 2007

International Women's Day: A Sit-In at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia

The all-female Indian police contingent served as security along with female officers from the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the AFL (Armed Forces of Liberia).

Photo taken from inside the Temple of Justice, where a woman is not allowed if she is wearing pants.

Mrs. Massaquoi and the Girl Guides of Liberia. The three fingers signify honor to God, Country, and Self.

Perhaps change should begin with modification of this discriminatory and exclusive motto written in large letters on the Temple of Justice. How long will we allow it to remain as it is? Language is powerful. Simply remove the word "men" and everyone will begin to feel the difference as the new motto sinks into the psyche of our society: "Let Justice Be Done To All."


Michael said...

once again great pics

Anonymous said...

Let Justice be done to everyone or All is a great motto that will possibly show the positive direction the country is taking.

JsTSaSySeH said...

Interesting news happening in Liberia.. Nice post!

doeba said...

Wasn't aware that women could not wear pants in the Justice Building.

If that is indeed true, then that arcane policy needs to be discarded pronto as well as "Men" in the motto on the building.What century are we in again?

Women & men should continue to agitate for that...