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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women and Development Is Now Open For Applications

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women and Development Is Now Open For Applications

The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) is opening applications for women leaders to join its flagship program, the Amujae Initiative. The program is aimed at preparing African women to reach the highest levels of public leadership. Participants in the program—known as Amujae Leaders—receive world-class mentorship and training from former heads […]

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

The Foreign Relations Committee of the Liberian Senate Monday, September 21, 2020, halted the confirmation hearing of Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah for the position of Foreign Minister. Ambassador Kemayah was nominated by President George Weah as Minister of Foreign Affairs on September 3, 2020, after spending two consecutive years as Liberia’s Permanent Representative and Plenipotentiary […]

Rural Women Step Up Political Participation In Liberia

Rural Women Step Up Political Participation In Liberia

Liberia is on its way towards the midterm senatorial elections in December. Among the aspiring and selected candidates are unfortunately very few women. Women’s participation in politics and other decision-making processes is still lagging. But some people are stepping up to change this, determined to ensure all Liberians, male and female, are part of its […]

Liberia Loses Membership At African Union

Liberia Loses Membership At African Union

The Republic of Liberia has lost her full membership rights at the African Union, is now an observer at the African Union, one without a voting right, from being a founder to a shocking rejected stone, one who understood the purpose for which the organization was founded. Over the past three years, Liberia has struggled […]

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

We watched with anguish and dismay yesterday, as a reportedly premeditated assault on peaceful protesters ensued at what should have been the close of a three-day demonstration. Liberian women, stopped from marching to their planned destination for the Stop Rape Protest, were being beaten and dragged into police vans just because they were standing up […]

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

Garmia Flomo, 34, a single mother of four children living in Horton Farm, Canta Community in Margibi County worked as a sundry worker on a construction site to feed her children. But since the inception of the BRAC Liberia Ultra-Poor Program two years ago, she has been rearing pigs and involved in the buying and […]

Female Club, Determine Girls, Unveil L$2.8 Million Bus

Female Club, Determine Girls, Unveil L$2.8 Million Bus

 Liberia’s female football club, Determine Girls FC, has unveiled its new bus ahead of the 2020/2021 LFA League season which might probably kick off in October this year. The LFA has said depending on the number of active cases of the Coronavirus in Liberia, it will consider beginning its national leagues in October. Determine Girls […]

15,000 Pregnant Women And Children To Get Improved Health Care

15,000 Pregnant Women And Children To Get Improved Health Care

Under a one – year program, 15,000 women of reproductive age and children under five in rural communities are poised to receive improved health care to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Liberia. On March 13, 2020, Mercy Corps launched the Strengthening Maternal and Infant Health (SAFE) program in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County in collaboration […]

Women Need Financial Backing To Stay In Politics, Says VP Taylor

Women Need Financial Backing To Stay In Politics, Says VP Taylor

 At a seminar on the way forward for an enforceable gender quota and strategies for implementing Elections Law 4.5 b and c, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor stressed that without a good financial backing, women will find it difficult to remain in politics. “There’s an important lack of additional financial resources to fully capacitate female […]

Women Still Underrepresented In Government

Women Still Underrepresented In Government

The one-day seminar on ‘The Way Forward for an Enforceable Gender Quota and strategies for implementing Election Law 4.5 (b) and (c)’ was organized by UN Women in partnership with the National Elections Commissions (NEC) with support from Canada. Says Veep Taylor as UN Women holds seminar on ‘Way forward for an enforceable Gender quota […]

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