RHRAP Promoting Peaceful and Democratic Elections and Responsive Governance

Date: 03/17/2023

As Liberia goes to the pool shortly in October 2023, there are several key factors from a broader perspective that needs to be considered. Firstly, the atmosphere is very gloomy and tensed given the instances of disinformation, violent clashes, & violence inciteful messages that are being committed by the ruling party and their auxiliaries, oppositions political parties and politicians. These are earlier warnings and key drivers to violent conflict placing fear in the minds of voters which may largely promote voter apathy, pre-and post-elections violence. Many people are getting discouraged to participate in the coming 2023 electoral processes which is not good for Liberia’s democratic process. Learning from the past Liberia’s bloody civil conflict, each Liberian regardless of status, tribe, political affiliation, sex, etc. is required to avoid violent conflict and promote peaceful engagements during and after the 2023 elections to maintain Liberia’s democratic system. From this backdrop, the Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (RHRAP) is currently engaged with several activities that seeks to promote peaceful elections and responsive governance intended to avert Liberia’s democracy from retrogressing. This project is being funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and implemented by the Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (RHRAP) which is headed by its Executive Director Lorma Baysah.

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