“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.”
A police officer serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia is giving a voice not only to women
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, in Liberia, Ms.
Barely 24 hours after holding a major press conference, the Coalition of Civil Society Women of Liberia (COCISWOL), h
In a small office tucked behind the stairwell in Liberia's Ministry of Education, the once-proud staff of the Girls'
The Minister of Justice, Cllr. Christiana P.
There are fears of escalating sexual violence as UNMIL and NGOs scale down their activities, leaving a void that nati
Humanitarian workers in Liberia worry that as the UN and NGOs scale down aid operations, the fight against sexual vio
The call has gone out to the Liberian government and its implementing partners to pick up the mantle of building the
Four years after voters in Liberia, battered by decades of dictatorship, economic ruin and civil war, elected a no-no
Since the end of the Cold War, changes in modern warfare, including the increased targeting of civilians and the esca
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told several prominent individuals, former executives of Economic Community of We
They are trained in sophisticated combat tactics and weaponry, crowd and mob control, counter-insurgency.
The evidence is incontrovertible that Liberia (with its two civil wars, 1989-97 and 2000-03) and Sierra Leone (with i
The head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Ellen Margrethe Løj, has applauded the commitment o
A women contingent of the CRPF will leave for civil war stricken Liberia tonight as part of the United Nations Peace
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the February 2010 version of our Monthly Action Point
This article argues that the human consequences of conflict sexual violence have often been misunderstood.
Gender activists from East and Southern Africa have expressed shock at the backward trends in the 50/50 campaign in r
As part of a global, multi-year research and advocacy project focused on strengthening educational and job training p
From Monrovia's highest hill, the long sliver of Atlantic Ocean shoreline at the mouth of the Mesurado River, with it
Refugees - often forced from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, then confined in camps and depen
An international non-governmental organization, PAN African Women Project, is to shortly embark on th
Women groupings under the Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) have reached a broad consensu
The “Inspiration Day” Model: Fostering Women's Leadership by Connecting National Leaders with Grassroots
For three days and nights 28-year-old Comfort Wilson rode in the back of a pickup truck from her rural village in Lib
As the world celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, one gathering in particular testified t
For the first time in a post-conflict country, national governmental institutions, the United Nations, and civil soci
The Government of Liberia today launched a United Nations-backed national action plan aimed at furthering gender equa
During the prolonged 14 years of civil war in Liberia sexual and gender based violence was a characterizing feature o
A record number of over 100 newly-trained women police officers, making up two-thirds of the cadets c
“Peacekeeping economies” have not been subject to much analysis of either their economic or socio-cultura
When my co-Director of AIDS-Free World, Paula Donovan, visited in November, and observed that the war being waged aga
This report is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout the
Stephen Lewis warns UN military commanders who gathered on May 27th 2008 at Wilton Park in West Sussex, England to di
Liberia experienced conflict between 1989 and 1997 and again between 1999 and 2003.
In April 2008, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Accra based Women Peace an
In early 2007, the Government of India sent over 100 highly trained women police officers to Liberia, as the UN's fir
Liberia is a constitutional republic with a population of approximately 3.5 million.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia's elected President, was sworn into office on January 16.
Describes the experiences of female ex-combatants in Liberia and discusses the motives of Liberian girls for taking u
UNDP Liberia and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) signed a letter of understanding to collabora
Her name is Joyce Puta, a 48-year-old Zambian army colonel on secondment to the United Nations.
Rebuilding of Liberia Must Involve Full Participation of Women
Women and girls in Liberia have been plagued by violence, destruction of communities and untold hardships in a countr
Random violence, looting, rape, forced recruitment, family separation and general chaos have been part of the daily l