Oct 08, 2015 (The NEWS/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — In the wake of growing concerns, fear and uncertainty among the citizenry regarding the security and human rights situation in Liberia, following the departure of the United Nations Missions in Liberia (UNMIL) in 2016, the UN Mission has commenced the training of human rights defenders across the country.
The human rights defenders, who were recently trained, came from rural and urban communities.
They will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on human rights violations in the country when the UN Mission in Liberia ends by 2017.
The refresher training, which took place in the conference room of the German Embassy from September 29-30, is the first in the series of capacity building initiative undertaken by UNMIL through its Human Rights Protection Section. Over 36 human rights defenders attended the occasion.
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