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Liberia Officially Declares Rape a National Emergency

The move comes after protests this past month which saw thousands of Liberians demonstrating against the alarming rise in the rate of sexual assault.

The Liberian government has recently declared rape a national emergency, according to Aljazeera. The move comes after mass protests last month, dubbed "March for Justice", which saw Liberians demonstrating against the alarming rise of sexual assault in the West African country. The government, under current President George Weah, has announced that it will be introducing new measures to tackle the crisis in addition to setting up a national security task force.

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