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Liberty Party Adopts Gender-sensitive Policy for 50-50 Representation of Men and Women for All Appointed and Elected Positions

Liberty Party Adopts Gender-sensitive Policy for 50-50 Representation of Men and Women for All Appointed and Elected Positions

The National Executive Committee of the Liberty Party (LP) has resolved to implement a gender-sensitive policy that would see both women and men gain equal seats for both elected and appointed positions. Liberty Party is the first political party to ensure a level plain field for gender participation. The chairman of the party, Musa Bility […]

Another Female Joins the Senate In Liberia

Another Female Joins the Senate In Liberia

At long last, the Liberian Senate has welcomed another female Legislator after months of legal wrangling which followed the December 8, 2020, Special Senatorial Elections (SSE). This comes after the National Elections Commission (NEC) declared Madam Botoe Kanneh winner in the Gbarpolu County senatorial race with 4, 955 constituting 26.20% over her male counterparts including […]

Liberia Gets Major Funding From World Bank

Liberia Gets Major Funding From World Bank

Two financing agreements were on Friday, March 12, 2021, approved by the World Bank, through the International Development Association, a statement posted on the Information Ministry Facebook page Tuesday, March 16, 2021, has disclosed. The agreements under the banner of the “IDA Support program” seek to increase access to sustainable, reliable and affordable energy, and […]

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Groups of traditional women in Lofa County have benefited from grant valued at over US$16,000 from European Union/United Nations Women Spotlight Initiative. Three women groups comprising of 25 members each namely; Vornebah, which in the Gbandi tribe means ‘togetherness’, Winlia, also meaning togetherness in Lorma and Yalazeagawugu, also in Lorma means ‘hold my hands so […]

Deputy Speaker Vows to Robustly Advocate for Women’s 30 Percent Political Representation

Deputy Speaker Vows to Robustly Advocate for Women’s 30 Percent Political Representation

Campaigns to increase women’s representation in political representation to 30 per cent are picking up steam again in the country with Deputy Speaker J. Fonati Koffa promising to robustly advocate with his colleagues and support the Women Legislative Caucus for its passage. The Deputy Speaker says they will entertain argument and legislation on the floor […]

Women Protest in Maryland County

Women Protest in Maryland County

Seven in 10 workers on the frontline of the pandemic are female yet women are left out of many COVID-19 response and recovery plans, according to a global survey published on Thursday. The survey, by New York-based women’s rights advocacy group Women Deliver and Paris-based research organization Focus 2030, gathered the views of 17,000 men […]

Liberian Dollar Shortage Worsens The Country’s Economic Woes

Liberian Dollar Shortage Worsens The Country’s Economic Woes

Banks in Liberia are trying to manage the shortage of local Liberian dollars as the commerce ministry warned businesses that they must accept both Liberian and US dollars or face large fines. Customers are queuing up at banks to withdraw money from their accounts or cash paychecks. The scarcity of local currency has led to […]

We Cannot Have a Senate Without Women

We Cannot Have a Senate Without Women

Marie Gareth Nizigama, UN Women Liberia country: “UN Women has not given any money before and will not give money to any candidate or implementing partner.” UN Women pledges more support to female senatorial candidates UN Women Liberia on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, held a virtual meeting with female candidates vying for seats in the […]

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

Ahead of the December 2020 senatorial election, the United Nations Women Liberia Country Office has reaffirmed its commitment of support for women candidates in the election, warning of an emergency in the Liberian Senate which risks having no female senator if none of the female candidates wins this December. The only female senator Liberia has […]

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 […]

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