“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The public campaign to end violence against women has come and gone but the issue of sexual violence against women is
Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.
When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to
On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel
As a young girl Garmar Murphy was forced into a child soldier's life, serving as a sexual plaything for Liberian rebe
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
I went for a walk in Liberia two years ago.
Liberians voted Tuesday in the country's second presidential election since the end of a brutal civil war, choosing f
Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel
The United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL has pledged support to a bill, seeking 30% women involvement in public
Allegations of sexual abuse by soldiers serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic
It's mid-day in early March and about a hundred women and girls are squeezed into a round "peace hut" in th
Following a protracted period of its dormancy, the Female Journalists Association of Liberia has inducted its leaders
President Ellen Johnson has been awarded the 2011 African Gender Award at a ceremony held Saturday night in the Seneg
As the Presidential and General Elections draw nearer, women in rural Liberia have called on political parties to inc
As Africa's first woman presidential leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, works for an October 2011 bid for re-election, a
The UN peacekeeping missions should have more women to increase trust with the local populace, said Poonam Gupta, hea
Leymah Gbowee from Liberia didn't want the powerful story of Liberian women's peace-making to dominate this morning's
As Colonel Gaddafi continues his pillage in North Africa, harrowing skeletons from his closet remain buried deep in t
Women are critical to peace building and conflict resolution.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the March 2011 version the Monthly Action Points (MAP
In fulfilment of Section 15 of the United Nations Mission in Liberia's (UNMIL) SOP, soldiers of the Ghanaian Battalio
Despite constant trials and imprisonment, rape continues to be a 'widespread' crime against women, the US State Depar
US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says that a women-sponsored legislation calling for the enactment into law the
Alarming numbers of Ivorian women and girls have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and harassed by armed men at
As I read reports of upheaval in North Africa and watch with apprehension as tensions reach their boiling point in C&
Ivoirians who have fled across the border to Liberia have reported incidents of rape, sexual abuse and murder to NGOs
The Gender Equity Bill in Liberia that had sought to allocate 30% of women's representation in the government was def
For April, in which the United States has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the si
The United States Ambassador to Liberia has challenged Liberian women to stand-up and say no to the on-going politica
Women from across West Africa on Wednesday pleaded with Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of We
When people's persistent demands to be heard fall upon deaf ears, the resultant effect is usually emotional outburst
"Let's take a moment of silence for our sisters and brothers in Cote d'Ivoire," she said.
The endless battle against extortion, drug smuggling, sexual abuse and gender based violence - crimes that have expos
Programs marking this year's International Women's Day celebration with the Global theme: ‘'Equal Access to Edu
For March, in which the United Kingdom has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on count
Jennifer Buffett talks to a social worker in Liberia who is working to change society's perception of girls.
The Mano River Union Women Peace Network (Liberia Chapter) in collaboration with other women Organizations in Liberia
If there were any doubts concerning the impact of her Presidency in the African political arena, the President's inte
Harpviken describes Gbowee, 39, as someone who lives up to Alfred Nobel's “champion of peace” ambition an
President Sirleaf on Sunday joined women in Africa and across the world to celebrate the creation of the newest Unite
Garpeh produces about two such stories on the needs of women for broadcast each day by the Liberia Women Democracy Ra
Accordingly, President Ellen Johnson was selected for the 2011 award, becoming the first woman president to receive t
Liberia's nomination for the award is the fourth since 2005, when Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade and former South
UN Women conducted two workshops in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and Monrovia in Montserrado County.
A Liberian lady, fully armed with Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, has arrived in the country from the