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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...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Failing to get the vote: Liberian women and political participation
This paper discusses Liberian women’s access to formal political influence and representation in the bicameral legislature. Even if women are visible and powerful in Liberian politics, their participation is dependent on government appointments...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
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
President Sirleaf Urges African Women to Collaborate
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has addressed the opening session of an African Democracy Forum in Monrovia, with a call on African women to take charge of their own destiny. The President observed that African women are on an irreversible course,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Group Slams Senator Massaley
Women against human trafficking, an advocacy group, has strongly condemned Grand Cape Mount County Senator Abel Massaley, for deceiving Liberian people. For more information, please visit All Africa's website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Female Lawyer Wants Collective Fight Against GBV
An official of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFEL), Attorney Zeor Barnard, has called on females across the country to coordinate activities with their male counterparts in the fight against Gender Base Violence. For more information...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UNDP, Gender Ministry Sign Agreement
The Ministry of Gender and Development and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement with six civil society organizations in Liberia for the smooth implementation of a project titled: "Giving women a voice and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
AFELL Launches Endowment For Victims
The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia has launched an endowment fund under the Danish Project for victims of gender based violence. AFELL recently secured a US$1.2M grant from the Danish government through the United Nations Fund for...
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
Women Begin Using Law To Lock Away Rapists In Liberia
While a four-year-old peace has brought an end to the other atrocities, government officials say rape remains rampant -- especially of children, who are easier targets for men deprived of their weapons. To read the full article, please...
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: First Female President of Liberia Receives International Women's Leadership Award
Opportunity International paid homage to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and Africa's first elected female head of state, at a special awards ceremony hosted by the organization's Women's Opportunity Network at Le Parker Meridien Hotel...