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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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Liberia: Ambassador Greenfield Dismisses Women's 30 Percent Legislative Seats Demand
US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says that a women-sponsored legislation calling for the enactment into law the reservation of 30% legislative and political positions for women is unnecessary. Women groups have been battling to enact...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...
Monday, April 06, 2009
The Monrovia Declaration
This document is a Call to Action from the participants of the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security. The declaration calls for accelerating the full implementation of UN Security...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Alomiza Ennos-Barr
“I was a typical African woman who was raised to believe that politics is for men, and I refused to run. But in the end, I did it for my party, because I thought it would be unfair to stay out of politics. So I accepted and decided to run.” -...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Vabah Kazaku Gayflor
“I always say that to be a Minister in the government is an opportunity. It is a privilege; it is not a right that comes to you automatically. It’s an opportunity where you can serve and do your best.” - Vabah Kazaku Gayflor iKNOW Politics: You have...
Friday, March 09, 2007
Accessible Democracy: Working with Disabled People’s Organizations
This issue of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) Civic Update newsletter describes NDI's work to support the political activism of people with disabilities. It contains examples of work conducted by NDI in Albania,...