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To this end, the judges awarded the Peace Prize jointly to three women, recognizing their "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work".
It is often philosophized, based on a certain unknown background, that ‘If you educate a woman, you educate a nation; but if you educate a man, you educate an individual'.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said the educating and empowering of women in Liberia was a guaranteed way of ensuring that Liberia never returns to the dark days of conflict and chaos.
She made the assertion when she made keynote remarks last Friday during the Graduation Ceremony of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Project held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex.
President Sirleaf on Sunday joined women in Africa and across the world to celebrate the creation of the newest United Nations entity, known as United Nations Women (UN Women).
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a joint Nobel Peace Prize winner as a champion for women's rights, whose steely nerves have been tested at the helm of a deeply divided post-war Liberia.
Africa's first elected female president has won a second term in office, and the 73-year-old grandmother's task is not getting any easier as a disputed election showed her country remains polarised.
As the Norwegian Nobel Committee named Liberian President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf a joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, opposition party supporters were flooding the streets of Monrovia to demand that she be voted out of office in the upcoming election.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her government is developing long-term strategies to build upon the foundation for growth which has been set in Liberia. The strategies would consolidate the progress made and achieve target growth rates to improve the lives of people.
Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi Party leader, peace and social justice activist Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, spoke to Ann Garrison for Womens' International News Gathering Service (WINGS) in July 2010, near the close of Rwanda's 2010 presidential election year, which was really an election stage play complete with election observers from the U.S. and the U.K. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “re-elected” on Aug.
Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana
November 6, 2013
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
Sam CookTHIS ISSUE FEATURES:
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CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325