Liberia: Women Present Resolution to Ellen After 10 Years of Peace

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Liberia: Women Present Resolution to Ellen After 10 Years of Peace

Continuing the celebrations marking ten years of uninterrupted peace, the women of Liberia presented a five-count resolution to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf highlighting their plight and how they can be resolved for the common good of Liberian women and girls.

The women want the three branches of government to: ensure an increase in the representation of women in governance, leadership and decision-making in all sectors and at all levels; put in place mechanisms to ensure that the laws are enforced and women have access to justice; ensure that the educational system is completely overhauled and revamped to conform to international standards; that provisions are made to ensure women's access to funding for entrepreneurship, agriculture and development to take charge and ownership of their destiny; and that the reconciliation process takes a community approach and women are fully involved in the implementation of the Roadmap.

We invite you to read the full article published September 17, 2013

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