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  1. International Rescue Committee 16 Days Blog

    The International Rescue Committee is working with writer, photographer and long-time women's advocate Ann Jones to g

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 158
  2. Tokay Tomah Leads Fight Against GBV, SEA

    A non- governmental organization, the Women Aid Society (WAS), headed by Liberian female musical star, Tokay Tomah ha

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 179
  3. Women and Girls Should Get Special Attention in the Liberian Reintegration Process

    This postcard campaign urges President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Liberian government to ensure that the needs and

    Monday, March 31, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 183
  4. Educating and Empowering Women in Liberia

    Liberia has been devastated by years of civil war.

    Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 188
  5. Women in Democracy

    The International Foundation for Election Systems provides professional advice and technical assistance in promoting

    Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 195
  6. HIGHLIGHTS: UN Global Open Day for Women and Peace

    By June 11th, 15 countries will have held their Open Day for Peace.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 391
  7. STATEMENT: Ms. Yasmina Bouziane, UNMIL Spokesperson, and Ms. Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Ms. Yasmina Bouziane (UNMIL Spokesperson)
    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 411
  8. STATEMENT: Women Building Peace Through Disarmament, Demoblization and Reintegration

    Statement by Leymah Gbowee, WIPNET- Unifem Panel on DDRR, CSW Beijing+10.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 456
  9. VIDEO: Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace

    Following the conflict, a disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration process began.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 458
  10. VIDEO: Iron Ladies of Liberia

    After fourteen years of civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change.

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 459
  11. STATEMENT: Ending Sexual Violence: Translating Promises into Practice

    A decade since the Security Council first considered the agenda item Women, Peace and Security we are compelled to as

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 467
  12. WORKSHOP: CEMESP Empowers Female Journalists With Computer-Internet Skills

    The Center for Media Studies & Peace Building (CEMESP) has concluded a three-week Computer Literacy and Internet

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 508
  13. Liberian Women Democracy Radio Launched

    The first ever women owned radio station was introduced in Liberia.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 518
  14. ARTICLE: Role Reversal

    By: Fatoumata Nabie Fofana

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 532
  15. VIDEO: Liberia/Women's Empowerment

    Liberian women are taking positions of power and filling roles usually dominated by men.

    Friday, September 10, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 540
  16. VIDEO: Eclipsed: The Story of Five Liberian Women Is Not to be Missed!

    Click here for

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 559
  17. VIDEO: Liberian President at Empowering Girls and Women Plenary Session

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke powerfully Tuesday about the necessity of government reform on behalf

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 587
  18. CAMPAIGN: Local Women Leaders Discuss TRC Recommendations

    Women leaders in the western region have begun discussing the simplified version of the Truth and Reconciliation Comm

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 595
  19. OTHER: Liberia's Only Woman Newspaper Editor Packs a 'Punch'

    Ora Garway is Liberia's only female newspaper editor and publisher, a crusader in reporting on major issues.

    Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 620
  20. OPINION: Liberia's Tortured History -- and Happy Ending

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 627
  21. FACEBOOK: Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace

    Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace is a peace movement started by women in Liberia, Africa that

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 632
  22. ANALYSIS: Liberia's

    Last year, I reported with the intrepid Glenna Gordon a story about Liberia's Court E, a court chamber in the capital

    Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 635
  23. VIDEO: Increasing Access to Justice for Women

    A video created by Tiyatien Health in partnership with Action Aid Liberia, Association of Female Lawyers Liberia, and

    Monday, October 4, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 646
  24. VIDEO: Liberia: Tackling the Legacy of Violence against Women

    Liberia — it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict.

    Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 668
  25. AUDIO: On Patrol with Female Peacekeepers in Liberia

    Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, has pledged to have 10 per cent of women on every peacekeeping

    Monday, October 11, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 674
  26. VIDEO: Liberia: Microfinance

    Improving the economic situation of women is key to peace-building efforts in Liberia following a civil war that tore

    Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 682
  27. ANALYSIS: Poverty Reduction and Governance: The Role and Place of Women in Peace and Development (Liberia)

    The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), amongst other things calls fo

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 700
  28. BLOG: From Liberia: Women Who Pushed For Peace Face New Challenges

    Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 726
  29. ANALYSIS: Liberia, On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    On behalf of the UN family and on my own behalf, I wish to express delight at the presence of Her Excellency the Pres

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 761
  30. VIDEO: ''Another War'' - A Documentary on Sexual Gender Based Violence

    The compelling film brings you the voices of rape survivors, frontline health workers, emerging women activists, Libe

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 775
  31. TRAINING: Teaching WISE Women and WISE Men

    “Have you ever seen a woman who was properly dressed and they raped that woman anyway?” Oretha T.

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 783
  32. BLOG: Peacekeepers Inspire Liberian Girls

    It is break time at the Victory Chapel School in Congo Town.

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 812
  33. AUDIO: A Decade Since UN Law on Women; Liberia Leads the Way

    Liberia is leading the way on the UN's first ever law on women peace and security.

    Monday, December 6, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 813
  34. ANALYSIS: Motherhood and Peace in Liberia

    I came across the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell when I was preparing to write my master thesis within the f

    Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 825
  35. WORKSHOP: 3 Day Workshop on WPS under the Great Lakes Region Opens in Lusaka

    A three day workshop on peace, security and women affairs under the Great Lakes Region has opened in Lusaka.

    Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 837
  36. INTERVIEW: Unleashing the Power of Women: Interview with Leymah Gbowee

    Leymah Gbowee is central to the Liberian women's peace movement which contributed to ending years of bloody civil

    Friday, December 31, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 845
  37. CONFERENCE FOLLOW UP: 1325+10 Peace Fair's Cyber Dialogue In-Country Statements

    SAMIRA HAMIDI & NAJLA AYUBI (AFGHANISTAN)
    Friday, December 31, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 860
  38. VIDEO: Liberia: Combating Violence Against Women

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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 863
  39. TRAINING: UN Women Conducts Training on Gender Responsive Budgeting for Government Officials and Civil Society

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment UN WOMEN (formerly UNIFEM) is helping build the

    Monday, January 17, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 912
  40. ANALYSIS: Increasing Women's Participation in Climate Change Negotiations

    Climate change is the most urgent and critical issue of our time.

    Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 914
  41. INTERVIEW: Aid Worker Diaries - Women In Liberia Mobilise for Peace

    Few people are aware that a group of women – calling themselves the Peace Women, dressed in colourful lappas (L

    Monday, March 7, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 037
  42. APPEAL: The Word on Women - Women of West Africa call for peace in Ivory Coast

    On March 3, hundreds of women gathered to protest peacefully in Ivory Coast to end the political stalemate and the wo

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 073
  43. STATEMENT: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos Statement to the Press on Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia mission

    I have just returned from a deeply troubling visit to Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 132
  44. OTHER: The Baggage We Carry

    Imagine having to flee your country because of war, move to a completely foreign land where you don't speak the langu

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 153
  45. Liberia's Nobel Win Hide's Liberia's Grim Rape Reality

    With two Liberian women securing the Nobel Peace Prize -- one of them being the first female president of an African

    Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 343
  46. OPINION: Liberian Women Decry Early Marriage, SGBV

    Liberian women from across Liberia have decried the practices of early marriage and Sexual Gender Base Violence in th

    Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 555
  47. BLOG: Justice in their Own Hands

    Men put down their guns 10 years ago here in Liberia, yet violence is still a regular and terrifying feature of women

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 573
  48. BLOG:Women's Peace in Liberia

    Twenty-six women – Liberian and their visitors – several small children and a few men are pressed into th

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 580
  49. BLOG: Liberia: Constitution Must Consider Women Participation

    A Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in the United States of America has told the Consti

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 591
  50. BLOG: Leymah Gbowee Recalls Liberian Women's Struggle for Peace

    Ten years ago on this day, a few of us—sick and tired of the Liberian civil war—joined forces and started

    Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 683

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