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Government of Liberia and the Spotlight Initiative launch community engagement campaign to prevent violence against women and girls

Friday, May 15, 2020

As part of its continuous efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls in Liberia, the Spotlight Initiative is supporting the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Council of Chiefs and Elders to launch a campaign for monitoring the implementation of the Ganta Declaration which calls for a one-year suspension of all Sande society activities; and to raise awareness among communities on measures to prevent the spread of corona virus and respond to sexual and gender based violence

UN Women supports LNP to conduct awareness campaigns on COVID19 and SGBV in Liberia

Monday, May 4, 2020

In an effort to combat sexual and gender based violence and implications of the corona virus pandemic, UN Women supported the Liberia National Police to conduct awareness campaigns in four counties in Liberia to inform and educate the public on how to prevent and respond to sexual and gender based violence including domestic violence.

UN Women donates a consignment of WASH and safety materials to prevent spread of COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020

UN Women Liberia Country representative, Marie Goreth Nizigama handed over a consignment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Safety materials to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection at the Ministerial complex in Congo Town, Monrovia on Monday, April 6, 2020.

My Take, Your Take: Fighting for justice and gender equality in Liberia

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In this intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Gwendolyn Myers, a 29-year-old peace activist from Liberia, talks with a veteran activist, Abla Gadegbeku William, 59, who has fought for the rights of women and children for more than two decades.

Business women become Mobile Money agents

Friday, May 11, 2018

With smiles beaming on her face, 45-year-old Catherine Sackie excitedly shared her story of how her life and her business have changed at a ceremony to mark the inauguration of Mobile Money Kiosks set up through partnership with UN Women Liberia, the telecommunications company Orange, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA).

Rural women lead the way in addressing food insecurity in Liberia

Thursday, March 22, 2018

49-years old Everlyn Karhenye, a mother of nine children is leader of the Gbawanken Rural Women Community Grain Reserve, an agricultural storage and processing facility established through the UN Women led Joint Programme on Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment (JPRWEE) with funding from the Governments of Norway and Sweden.

From where I stand: “My life has changed for the better”

Monday, March 19, 2018

A graduate of the UN Women supported ‘Next Level’ business development skills training funded by the Governments of Sweden and Norway, 45-year-old Catherine V. Sackie has improved her business which helps her cater to the needs of her family.

Supporting improved gender responsive planning in Liberia

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Supporting improved gender responsive planning in Liberia (Monrovia)– Twenty-five staff of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning of Liberia have gained new skills in gender-responsive planning, following a recent two-day training supported by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The participants trained in the areas of: gender mainstreaming in the context of planning; institutional transformation and gender; gender and...

UN Women Country Representative meets Canadian Ambassador-designate; signs Letter of Agreement with Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Liberia Country office in an agreement with the Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia Photo: UN Women As part of its efforts to support elected women representatives to effectively discharge their responsibilities UN Women in alignment with its global Flagship Programmes Initiative (FPI) yesterday signed an agreement with the Women’s Legislative Caucus of Liberia. The agreement signed yesterday, 18th January 2018 with the Women’s Legislative Caucus’s...

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,...

UN Women Representative urges stronger commitment to curb violence against women and girls

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Country Representative of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Mrs. Marie Goreth Nizigama has called on all stakeholders to take a united action in the relentless fight to end violence against women in schools, educational institutions and all places. Madam Marie Goreth delivered the keynote address at the official launch of the ’16 Days of Activism’ in Liberia held on 25 November 2017 at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.

UN Women and Orange Liberia Launch Partnership to Empower Women

Sunday, November 26, 2017

UN Women and the telecommunications company Orange Liberia have launched partnership to provide ICT and Mobile Banking Services to women and girls from UN Women-supported networks such as the Association of Women in Cross Border Trade, the National Rural Women Structure and the Peace Hut Women of Liberia.

Reversing the tide of rising violence against women in Liberia

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Liberia is grappling with rising incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Children as young as six are being raped, with devastating impact on their health and wellbeing. Little Decontee from Nimba County was returning from the farm when a 22-year old male relative raped her.

Maternal health gets a new boost in Liberia

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A dim ray of sunlight shines through the window of the Post-Partum Room at Bodowhea Clinic in Liberia’s River Cess County. In the small space, which is also used as a storeroom for drugs and other medical supplies, midwife Lorina Karway, 41, attends to a mother and her new born baby. Due to the lack of electricity the night before, Karway and her colleagues had struggled to care for the pregnant woman who had been rushed to the clinic for an emergency delivery. This time, they were...

UN Women Executive Director and Canadian Prime Minister to Visit Liberia

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ahead of the launch of the ’16 Days of Activism’ to end violence against women and girls, the UN Women Executive Director Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Liberia on a mission to re-echo commitments to supporting the country in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

UN Women Executive Director to visit Liberia

Sunday, February 28, 2016

From 26 February to 1 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the Executive Director of Oxfam, Winifred Byanyima, will undertake a five-day high-level joint visit to Liberia. The visit comes as Liberia embarks on several critical processes—namely elections, decentralization and constitutional reform—and as the country recovers from the impact of the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, which had devastating effects on the lives and livelihoods of women and girls. UN...

Africa's first democratically elected female head of state visits the United Nations complex in Nairobi

Saturday, December 19, 2015

H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, visited the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) today, Tuesday 15th December 2015. During her time in the UN Complex, she addressed UN staff members and planted a tree as well as toured part of the compound. President Johnson-Sirleaf is Africa's first democratically elected female Head of State. She was first elected in 2005 and is currently serving her second term as President.

UN Women action to confront the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared an international public health emergency in August, many UN organizations have been working hand-in-hand to help those affected on the ground. UN Women has been facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women, who have been disproportionately affected by this disease, coordinating UN efforts to address gender within the response, and supporting the collection of sex-disaggregated data. To help curb the spread of Ebola and mitigate its impacts, UN Women has focused on supporting sensitization and advocacy on Ebola and its gender dimensions primarily in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but with some efforts in Nigeria, where we are making relevant materials available in local languages.

In Liberia, mobile banking to help Ebola-affected women traders

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hard-hit by closed markets and travel restrictions, some 2,500 women cross-border traders will receive cash transfers via mobile technology from the Central Bank of Liberia with a grant from UN Women to help them save and expand their businesses.

At the frontlines, Liberian women adopt new strategies in Ebola response

Friday, October 10, 2014

Through radio programmes, psychosocial support and training women’s networks, UN Women is supporting efforts to address the gender dimension of the Ebola crisis in Liberia. However, considering the devastating emotional and psychological effects of the Ebola.

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