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Monday, August 14, 2017
Liberia elections: Making 2017 count for women
In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes her second and final term tenure this year. Women constitute half of the over two million people...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Liberia: The National Youth Movement for Transparent Election strengthens women's participation in politics
The National Youth Movement for Transparent Election (NAYMOTE) over the weekend completed a week training for 100 women aspirants and campaign managers from across the 73 electoral districts in Liberia. The training was held at the Development...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Liberian women are getting ready to lead in 2017 with NDI training
When Liberians go to the polls on October 10, they will see more women on the ballots. That is, if 138 “women’s leadership boot camp” graduates have anything to say about it.   Although in 2005 Liberians elected Africa’s first woman head of state,...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Liberia Passes Law to Create Seats in Parliament for Women
Women's rights activists in Liberia welcomed a new law creating parliamentary seats reserved for women, young people and people with disabilities, in a country where women are poorly represented in politics despite having a female leader. Liberia's...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Liberia: 'We Will Support Women' - Liberty Party Push Candidates for Senatorial Race
The Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Atty. Fonati Koffa, said the Liberty is in the lead pushing the gender parity. Speaking at a fundraising dinner organized by Senator Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence and held at the Cape Hotel on Friday July 25...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Liberia: 'Gender Equality Bill Discriminatory'
The passage of a draft law seeking to provide 30 percent women participation in all political parties was stalled recently by a motion for reconsideration made by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee. Senator Grupee's motion for reconsideration...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Liberia: Recipe for Discrimination - Lofa Rep. Frowns On Women Wings in Political Parties
Lofa County district #4 Representative Hon. Mariamu B. Fofana has frown on the creation of women's wing in political parties in the country. Representative Fofana said putting women on the wing side of political parties deprives them of actively...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Liberia: Senate Opposes 30 Percent Gender Equality
Heated debate erupted on the floor in the Senate on Thursday after some Senators strongly opposed a provision in the election reform law that requires political parties to ensure thirty percent gender equality during candidates' registration. Some...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Liberia: Women Seek Equity
Minority of female legislators at the House of Representatives have submitted a bill seeking political equity with their male counterparts. They are, therefore, craving the indulgence of full plenary to amend section 4.5 the new election law of...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Liberia: Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberians Want More Women in Key Leadership Positions
Political parties in Liberia have been asked to ensure that at least 40 per cent of all elected positions at the district, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorates have also been advised to vote for women to occupy...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Liberia: Ellen Revives Bill for Women's Participation in Politics
In a bid to revive the long-delayed proposed legislation seeking to increase women’s participation in politics, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has challenged female legislators to re-introduce the ‘30% of Women Participation in Government’s Bill’...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: UN Envoy Hails Indian Female Police Unit for Gender Equality Role, Performance
The United Nations all-female Indian police unit in Liberia, the first such unit deployed in peacekeeping missions, not only demonstrates gender equality but also serves as an encouragement for Liberian women to become police officers themselves,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: UN Supports Nationwide Gender Training for Locals
The UN country team is reportedly supporting a series of training workshops in Liberia for local authority officials nationwide on integrating gender issues in their programs and policies, a release said here over the weekend. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: African Women Press for More Empowerment
An international women's group under the banner of "International Colloquium on Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and security" has launched a major campaign for the empowerment of African women. To read the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: IRC Constructs Women Center
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Monday dedicated a building comprising two rooms and a hall for the Women Action Group (WAG) of Slipway in Monrovia. The estimate cost of the women center is put at US$9,000. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: Women Re-Awaken 30 Percent Participation in Government
The struggle for women to participate in government on par with their male counterparts has again come to the fore as more than 60 Liberian women gathered at the Ministry of Gender and Development yesterday to discuss their participation in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: UN Envoy Urges Greater Involvement of Women at Community Level to Further Advance Their Rights
The UN Envoy in Liberia, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, has joined Liberia’s Vice-President, Ambassador Joseph Boakai in calling for the further advancement of women’s rights in post-conflict Liberia. To read the full article, please visit the...