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Naomi Tulay-Solanke Bite

"I believe that simply increasing the number of women in parliament does not necessarily change societal views towards women. It is important that women in parliament are knowledgeable and informed. Currently, even with the 11% of women that we have in parliament, many of them still hold onto patriarchal values that they need to disregard.

On the other hand, while some women may prioritize their families, their presence serves as inspiration for young girls who have been told that they cannot achieve positions of power. In my opinion, having more women in parliament is a positive step for women overall. However, if we do not address the underlying issues and educate people, we will not make meaningful progress.

Currently, not enough political attention is being paid to the needs of young women in Liberia."

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