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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...
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...
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, 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...
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...

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