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Carter Center Holds Mano River Union Traditional Women Peace Conference

Carter Center Holds Mano River Union Traditional Women Peace Conference

 Over 200 women from the Mano River countries have met in Nimba County for a 3-day conference aimed at preventing conflict and sustaining peace in the union. Chiefs, elders and women from Sierra Leone, Guinea, La Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia conference is supported by Carter Center, USAID and Sweden. The head of Liberia Crusaders of […]

Marginalization, Limited Skills Shackle Women Farmers In Liberia

Marginalization, Limited Skills Shackle Women Farmers In Liberia

Liberia’s agriculture sector employs 60% of the country’s population; with women making up 50% of the workforce. Over the decades, women in Liberia have been key players in the production, processing and marketing of vegetables and other crops. The good Women do not just grow crops with peculiar tastes, they grow vegetables that provide consumers […]

Women Politicians Blame Defeats On Lack Of Collaboration

Women Politicians Blame Defeats On Lack Of Collaboration

The Coalition of Political Parties Women seriously blames women candidates’ defeats in the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Election on lack of collaboration among themselves. The head of the group Madam Regina Soka-Teah, a former lawmaker, notes that Liberian women are not politically and financially strong to defeat their male counterparts in any elections, stressing the […]

NIPO Advances Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

NIPO Advances Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

A local prodemocracy group promoting the rights of women and girls in Liberia is sparing no efforts in advancing gender equality and women empowerment in Sinoe County, southeastern Liberia. Under sponsorship from Oxfam and Impunity Watch, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO) recently coordinated the celebration of the 16 Days of Activism and completed […]

WOSI Reinforces Calls For Passage Of Anti FGM Law

WOSI Reinforces Calls For Passage Of Anti FGM Law

Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) said it is disappointed that women and girls are still being subjected to inhumane and gruesome treatment in the name of tradition or culture in the country. WOSI executive director Mariam G. Deah said while the organization respects cultural practices, members feel that components of culture that dehumanize women and girls […]

Girls Alliance Wants FGM Abolished

Girls Alliance Wants FGM Abolished

A local non-governmental organization (NGO), the Girls Alliance for Future Leadership, which focuses on the protection and advancement of teenage girls, has called on the Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary branches of government to abolishing the age-old practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country. Addressing students attending the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion […]

Women Group Protests At NEC

Women Group Protests At NEC

A group of women under the banner Movement for the Removal of the National Election Commission Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoya staged a peaceful protest Thursday, 14 December at the headquarter of the National Elections Commission (NEC) on 9th Street, Sinkor. Speaking at the NEC Headquarters, the group’s coordinator Madam Miatta Fahnbulleh said the women of […]

Women Peace Project Launched In Liberia In Conjunction With USAID

Women Peace Project Launched In Liberia In Conjunction With USAID

A peace project to allow women’s participation in the maintenance of peace in Liberia has been launched. The project is being supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the banner, “Talking and Upholding the Rule of Law in Liberia,” the project will engage women to follow every process geared toward upholding […]

‘Liberia Needs More State Lawyers To Prosecute SGBV Cases’

‘Liberia Needs More State Lawyers To Prosecute SGBV Cases’

The outgoing Legal Advisor of the Sexual Gender Based Violence-Crime Unit (SGBV-CU) at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has challenged the ministry to intensify the ongoing fight against persons accused of sexual offenses in spite of the gains made in that direction so far. Samuel Nugent, who until Friday, Nov. 17, served in that capacity […]

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

Six years ago, Dee, we will call her, was brutally gang raped while on her way home from a party. She was intoxicated. “I got pregnant and disgraced because of it and today the boy is six years old and I love him even though his father raped me,” she said, shyly looking away in […]

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