Gender Ministry Condemns Brutal Attack on Abuse Survivor, Calls for Justice

MONROVIA – The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) expressed deep concern today over the recent attack on Mariama, a survivor of domestic abuse.

Brutal Assault

Mariama was brutally assaulted on May 8th, 2024 by her ex-boyfriend, Abraham Perry, who stabbed her multiple times with a machete. The attack left her with broken hands and severe cuts, requiring surgery and ongoing medical care.

Ministry’s Response

The MGCSP reiterated its unwavering stance against violence against women and girls. The Ministry is committed to providing comprehensive support to survivors like Mariama, ensuring their recovery and well-being.

Social workers are actively involved in Mariama’s case, providing additional support for medication and recovery. Counseling sessions have been arranged twice weekly during her hospitalization.

Call for Justice

Dr. Chea, the interim doctor at the Trauma Wall where Mariama is receiving care, advised that she will require further monitoring and treatment before being discharged. Regular wound care and hand assessments are necessary for her recovery.

The MGCSP urged the Ministry of Justice to expedite the apprehension of Abraham Perry and ensure he faces the full legal consequences of his actions.

Commitment to Ending Violence

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection remains steadfast in its fight to end violence against women and girls. They called upon the public to join them in creating a society where such acts are not tolerated and survivors are supported in rebuilding their lives.

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