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16 Years Of Freedom In Liberia

16 Years Of Freedom In Liberia

Once referenced as a war-country, Liberia on August 18, 2019, observes and celebrates exactly 16 years since long-sought and hard-earned peace and stability returned to our dear country. That followed almost 14 yours of civil conflict that destroyed almost every sector of the country, if not all. Worst of all, 300,000 lives were reportedly claimed […]

Pres. Weah Signs Domestic Violence Bill Into Law

Pres. Weah Signs Domestic Violence Bill Into Law

President George Weah, Liberia’s self-proclaimed Feminist-in-Chief, has signed into law the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) passed recently by the Legislature, an Executive Mansion release said. According to the release, on Friday, July 19, 2019, the Senate concurred with the House of Representatives in passing the Act, which was introduced during the term of the 53rd […]

WOMUD Launches Women’s Participation In Liberia’s Natural Resources

WOMUD Launches Women’s Participation In Liberia’s  Natural Resources

Women Movement for Sustainable Development (WOMUD) on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, launched the Women’s Participation in the Natural Resources Sectors Report under the title, “Strengthening the Voices of Women in the ongoing land debate in the country.” The purpose of the program is to promote women’s access to control over productive resources, including land, natural […]

SRC Holds Workshop On Gender Equity

SRC Holds Workshop On Gender Equity

A cross-section of participants, mainly females at the gender equity workshop held at Salala Rubber Corporation Margibi County Gender Coordinator says individuals who perceive gender issues as all-women affairs should think more broadly because of the issue of gender for all sexes. Madam Danilette Daniels-Asilton said the issue of gender involves both male and female, […]

Women Rights Are Human Rights

Women Rights Are Human Rights

The Government of Liberia Must Act in Accordance with its Constitutional Mandate as the Primary Duty Bearer to Prevent, Protect and End All Forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Liberia. The Liberia Feminist Forum, other women and human right groups in Liberia are concerned over the rise in reported cases of rape, sexual abuse, […]

Mercy Corps Liberia Graduates 52 Apprentices

Mercy Corps Liberia Graduates 52 Apprentices

Mercy Corps Liberia has graduated and certificated 52 (35 female and 17 male) young Liberians after successful completion of a three-month intensive apprenticeship (on-the-job training) program sponsored by the Swedish Government and supported by 20 private sector businesses in Gbarnga, Bong County. Known as ‘Promoting Sustainable Partnership for Economic Transformations (PROSPECTS)’, the program supports young […]

AFELL, AWDF Hold Conference On Women Land Rights, Inheritance Law

AFELL, AWDF Hold Conference On Women Land Rights, Inheritance Law

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) and the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Lesson Learned Outcome on the Land Rights Act and Inheritance Law showed improvement in women’s rights in Lofa and Grand Gedeh Counties. It can be recalled the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) with funding from the African Women’s […]

Domestic Violence Bill Suffers Setback In Liberia

Domestic Violence Bill Suffers Setback In Liberia

Five years after the introduction of the Domestic Violence Bill at the Legislature and despite undergoing several changes, members of House of Representatives have failed to pass it into law. The law is seeking tighter punishment for perpetrators of domestic violence and protection for victims and survivors. The closest the bill came to being passed […]

FEJAL Holds Discussion On Women’s Representation In Media

FEJAL Holds Discussion On Women’s Representation In Media

The event was organized by FeJAL to further ensure media executives craft policies in their various newsrooms that will create an enabling environment for female journalists to excel. The Female Journalist Association of Liberia (FeJAL) on Thursday, June 20, 2019, held a one-day panel discussion under the theme, “Setting a Targets for Increasing Women’s Representation […]

UN Women Push For 30 Percent Participation In Politics In Liberia

UN Women Push For 30 Percent Participation In Politics In Liberia

As Liberian prepared to cast their votes in the Montserrado’s Representative and Senatorial by-elections, the UN Women has recently engaged stakeholders to give serious consideration to women leadership and political participation in politics. UN Women Liberia director, Marie Goreth Nizigama, said the current disparity between men and women in Liberia’s politics is not only scary, […]

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