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UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea […]

Women Gear Up for Generation Equality Forum

Women Gear Up for Generation Equality Forum

UN Women has organised an international conference dubbed Generation Equality Campaign to be held in June. The meet is co-hosted by France and Mexico in partnership with civil society. The campaign calls for equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women […]

UN Women Country Representative Stresses Improvement of Women’s Participation in Decision Making

UN Women Country Representative Stresses Improvement of Women’s Participation in Decision Making

The United Nations Women Country Representative to Liberia, Marie Gareth Nizigama has pointed out that while women represent half of the Liberian population, they are still grossly underrepresented in politics and decision making positions. She made the call at day-long women experience sharing innovative ways of addressing violence against women and girls and achieving gender […]

UN Women – Covid-19 Spikes Online Trafficking Of Women and Girls

UN Women – Covid-19 Spikes Online Trafficking Of Women and Girls

UN Women has raised the red flag on the acute rise of online trafficking targeting girls and women during this Covid-19 pandemic period. UN Women Deputy Executive Director Asa Regner, in a statement, said it is unfortunate that the drivers of trafficking in women and girls have intensified as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. […]

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 […]

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage and other harmful practices carried out against millions of women and girls around the world each year. UNFPA made that call as it presented its State of the World Population report from UN headquarters in Geneva Monday. […]

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage and other harmful practices carried out against millions of women and girls around the world each year. UNFPA made that call as it presented its State of the World Population report from UN headquarters in Geneva Monday. […]

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

The United Nations (UN) resident coordinator Maria Jose Torres has called for increased efforts in the promotion of gender equality as a means of achieving the global set targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres speaking at the meeting UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres and other officials during the […]

Liberia Women Leaders Network Launch Network With Call For Females To Step-Up

Liberia Women Leaders Network Launch Network With Call For Females To Step-Up

The Liberia Women Leaders Network (LWLN), the local chapter of the African Women Leaders Network (ALWN), was officially launched on Wednesday, December 18 in Monrovia. The launch, which took place at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, brought together women leaders from different spheres of society including government, political parties, traditional and the business community. […]

UN Women Tco Support Girls Rescued From Child Marriages

UN Women Tco Support Girls Rescued From Child Marriages

Officials from the UN Women have revealed that they will extend a Women Economic Empowerment Project (WEEP) in Salima and Dedza, for a period of one year, with the aim of supporting girls rescued from child marriages. Speaking with the Media in Salima on Tuesday after presenting the project to the district executive committee, UN […]

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