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Liberia: Deputy Speaker Vows to Robustly Advocate for Women’s 30% Political Representation
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Liberia: Deputy Speaker Vows to Robustly Advocate for Women’s 30% Political Representation
MONROVIA – Campaigns to increase women’s representation in political representation to 30 percent 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...
Speaking in a landmark press conference on Monday, ahead of the election which is now scheduled for January 7, 2021, the women coalition, comprising some of the nation’s foremost women advocates and politicians, called on the authority to ensure that the
Friday, January 08, 2021
Liberian women demand security for female senatorial candidate ahead of rescheduled election
Monrovia – A coalition of Liberian women have joined the only female and leading senatorial candidate in the ongoing election in Gbarpolu County, Madam Botoe Kanneh in seeking assurances from the Government of Liberia to provide security for her and...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Coalition of political parties women in Liberia says national legislature is not balanced, as they train female candidates for December election
Ahead of the December 8, 2020 Senatorial election, the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) says the national legislature is not balanced because of the limited female representation in the Liberian Senate. The group, which is a...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Liberia's self-proclaimed 'feminist president' Weah fails to nominate woman candidate
Liberia’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change party has announced its candidates for the upcoming 8 December senatorial elections, without nominating a single female, which has drawn huge criticism from women’s rights activists in the country. ...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Liberia: “Accommodate more women in politics”
The African Women Leaders Network Liberia Chapter (AWLN Liberia), in collaboration with the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, concluded its second consultative meeting with representatives of the women’s wings of...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
UN Women, others launch campaign to enhance women’s participation in politics
UN Women in partnership with the African Women Leaders Network Liberia Chapter (AWLN-Liberia) has embarked on a consultative meeting with representatives of the women’s wings of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) to discuss advocacy...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Liberia: 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...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Liberia: Women’s Rights Groups demand electoral reform
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, a group of civil society organizations, led by women’s rights groups and networks assembled outside the National Elections Commission (NEC’s) headquarters in Sinkor and released a communique...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Liberia: Activist encourages women to rise for elective posts
For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to...
Monday, February 03, 2020
The Liberia Elections Observation Network campaigns for 30% women’s representation at capitol
The Liberia Elections Observation Network (LEON), in collaboration with Carter Center, has begun an aggressive campaign to bring to realization the 30% representation of women in the political and governance process that has lingered in the...
Friday, December 27, 2019
Liberia: Women leaders launch network with call for female 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...
Friday, June 14, 2019
UN Women Liberia push for 30% participation in politics
As Liberian prepared to cast their votes in the Montserrado’s Representative and Senatorial by-elections, the UN Women has recently engaged stakeholders to give serious consideration to women leadership and political participation in politics. UN...
Friday, March 01, 2019
Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe, Liberia
A local pro-democracy and women’s rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women’s political participation in Sinoe County. The dialogue was aimed at...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Liberia: Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe
A local pro-democracy and women's rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women's political participation in Sinoe County. The dialogue was aimed at...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Young women set their sights on closing the gender gap in Liberia
In 2005, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first elected female head of state in Africa, marking a milestone for the country and the continent. Although a woman occupied the highest elected office for twelve years, Liberian women continue...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Africa's first elected woman president has transformed Liberia
On Monday, Liberia inaugurated a new president and the nation’s first female vice president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ended her presidency the way she began it—shattering precedent. The first woman to be elected president of an African nation has...
Friday, October 06, 2017
UN Women and partners in Liberia sign agreement on women political participation
Monrovia - UN Women Liberia country representative, Marie Goreth Nizigama has frowned the under representation of women across Liberia’s governance structure. Madam Nizigama believes this participation can be impactful if priority is given to female...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Female Candidates Encouraged to Compete With Male Counterparts
Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged female candidates to fill the gap and compete with their male counterparts. She said the policy can only be implemented if collective efforts are applied in every community and county. Sirleaf...

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