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Friday, October 06, 2017
UN Women and partners in Liberia sign agreement on women political participation
Monrovia - UN Women Liberia country representative, Marie Goreth Nizigama has frowned the under representation of women across Liberia’s governance structure. Madam Nizigama believes this participation can be impactful if priority is given to female participation, beginning with the pending 2017...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Female Candidates Encouraged to Compete With Male Counterparts
Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged female candidates to fill the gap and compete with their male counterparts. She said the policy can only be implemented if collective efforts are applied in every community and county. Sirleaf said women must canvass as Jehovah witnesses “moving...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Liberia elections: Making 2017 count for women
In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes her second and final term tenure this year. Women constitute half of the over two million people who have registered to vote, according to Liberia’s...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women. Voter registration was conducted between 1 February and 14 March 2017. Incumbent President...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Liberia: The National Youth Movement for Transparent Election strengthens women's participation in politics
The National Youth Movement for Transparent Election (NAYMOTE) over the weekend completed a week training for 100 women aspirants and campaign managers from across the 73 electoral districts in Liberia. The training was held at the Development Education Network Liberia (DEN-L) Compound, based in...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Liberian women are getting ready to lead in 2017 with NDI training
When Liberians go to the polls on October 10, they will see more women on the ballots. That is, if 138 “women’s leadership boot camp” graduates have anything to say about it.   Although in 2005 Liberians elected Africa’s first woman head of state, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, women continue to...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Liberia Passes Law to Create Seats in Parliament for Women
Women's rights activists in Liberia welcomed a new law creating parliamentary seats reserved for women, young people and people with disabilities, in a country where women are poorly represented in politics despite having a female leader. Liberia's House of Representatives passed the Equal...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Liberia: 'We Will Support Women' - Liberty Party Push Candidates for Senatorial Race
The Chairman of the opposition Liberty Party, Atty. Fonati Koffa, said the Liberty is in the lead pushing the gender parity. Speaking at a fundraising dinner organized by Senator Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence and held at the Cape Hotel on Friday July 25, 2014, Atty. Koffa said the party will support...
Friday, April 25, 2014
NEC Gender Section Begins Regional Seminars, Liberia
The Gender Section of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun the conduct of a string of regional Gender Seminars to encourage Women's Political participation in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election. The first phase of the seminar was held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County on April 21...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Liberia: 'Gender Equality Bill Discriminatory'
The passage of a draft law seeking to provide 30 percent women participation in all political parties was stalled recently by a motion for reconsideration made by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee. Senator Grupee's motion for reconsideration angered several women leaders who have expressed...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Liberia: 'Inspiring Change' - Yes Promotes Women's Leadership
The Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), a passionate, nonprofit and voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization that is primarily a self-sponsored institution since its inception in 2007 has organized Women's Leadership & Governance Panel in observance of International Women's Day at...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Gloria Scott, President of the Liberian Constitutional Review Committee on women in constitution-building processes
Gloria Scott shares her experiences on how women have been included in the Constitution building process in Liberia. October 2013, Den Hague, Interview conducted by Lotte Geunis, www.agora-parl.org
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Liberia: Recipe for Discrimination - Lofa Rep. Frowns On Women Wings in Political Parties
Lofa County district #4 Representative Hon. Mariamu B. Fofana has frown on the creation of women's wing in political parties in the country. Representative Fofana said putting women on the wing side of political parties deprives them of actively participating in the decision making of the party...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Liberia: Women Present Resolution to Ellen After 10 Years of Peace
Continuing the celebrations marking ten years of uninterrupted peace, the women of Liberia presented a five-count resolution to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf highlighting their plight and how they can be resolved for the common good of Liberian women and girls. The women want the three branches...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Liberia: Senate Opposes 30 Percent Gender Equality
Heated debate erupted on the floor in the Senate on Thursday after some Senators strongly opposed a provision in the election reform law that requires political parties to ensure thirty percent gender equality during candidates' registration. Some of the Senators, who opposed with the thirty...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Liberia: Women Seek Equity
Minority of female legislators at the House of Representatives have submitted a bill seeking political equity with their male counterparts. They are, therefore, craving the indulgence of full plenary to amend section 4.5 the new election law of Liberia to enhance their objective. In a communication...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Liberia: Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberians Want More Women in Key Leadership Positions
Political parties in Liberia have been asked to ensure that at least 40 per cent of all elected positions at the district, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorates have also been advised to vote for women to occupy political positions instead of always giving preference...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Failing to get the vote: Liberian women and political participation
This paper discusses Liberian women’s access to formal political influence and representation in the bicameral legislature. Even if women are visible and powerful in Liberian politics, their participation is dependent on government appointments rather than the will of the voters. Current political...