“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.”
On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) an
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called upon Liberia's female lawyers, gender advocates and civil society to "
A mother of a three year old baby identified as Kadiatu Momoh Sheriff, a resident of Mobi Village in Sierra Leone has
The National Research Council has begun an intense gender-based violence campaigned in several communities in Paynesv
More than 38,000 children have taken part in Liberia's war as fighters, porters, and slaves throughout the country's
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
Liberia's national police force (LNP) has begun an intensive recruitment program across the country aimed at women.
Three officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police have reportedly ganged raped a 23-
Throughout the lengthy regime of President Tubman, murder and rape were considered two terrible crimes that warranted
In the lead up to Women's Day, on March 8, Liberia has become the latest nation to sign a pledge to end violence agai
Women and children play a major role in poverty alleviation and are expected to feature prominently in any future dev
Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to
Violence against females is the most widely reported violent crime in the West African country of Liberia, affecting
Liberia's civil wars are often mistakenly perceived as marking the beginning of widespread violence against women and
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with several civil organizations has ended a week-long
To gain field-based knowledge on how gender-based violence (GBV) should be taken into account in future peace process
The women sat on plastic chairs arranged in a circle, some breast feeding, others with small children at their feet.
“I was raped during the war by three men.
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1509 adopted on 16 September authorized the setting up of a peacekeepi
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
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
Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel
As Colonel Gaddafi continues his pillage in North Africa, harrowing skeletons from his closet remain buried deep in t
Despite constant trials and imprisonment, rape continues to be a 'widespread' crime against women, the US State Depar
Alarming numbers of Ivorian women and girls have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and harassed by armed men at
Ivoirians who have fled across the border to Liberia have reported incidents of rape, sexual abuse and murder to NGOs
Sexual violence became a way of life in Liberia during its civil wars, with everyone -- women, men, babies -- victimi
It is lunch time at the Light Stream Academy School on Pagos Island in Monrovia.
Women in conflict zones are often singled out for violent attack.
There are reports of the discovery of more mass graves in several counties in Liberia.
As part of my security induction in Liberia I was struck by the emphasis on my personal safety as a woman.
Rule of law reforms in Liberia over the past five years serve as a clear example of how the internationalcommunity ha
The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and other partners, Tuesday com
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
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
This article argues that the human consequences of conflict sexual violence have often been misunderstood.