Ahead of October 2020 senatorial by-election in Liberia, the UN agency which focuses on women empowerment, UN Women, has organized a seminar on strategies to enforce gender quotas and implement the provision of the Elections Law that requires political parties to ‘endeavor’ to ensure that at least 30 percent of their candidates are of either gender.
In light of the deteriorating perception of corruption in the public sector, a local affiliate of the international group Transparency International has called upon the Liberian government and its international partners to establish a specialized court to try corruption cases in Liberia.
Citizens of Grand Cape Mount voted on Saturday in a senatorial by-election to elect a replacement for the late Senator Edward Dagoseh.
The International Rescue Committee’s country director, Faith Cooper, has called for better coordination and collaboration in the efforts to end violence against women in Liberia.
The Liberia National Fire Service has released its report into the September 17 fire incident that killed 27 people at a religious school in Paynesville.
Amid ongoing debates to amend portions of the constitution and to formulate a bill to increase women’s representation in the legislature, the Elections Coordinating Committee is urging citizens to remain engaged with their lawmakers during the upcoming constituency break.
Women’s groups, in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection have expressed condolences to the Muslim community on the death of 26 young Islamic school children and their teacher.
An uncle to one of 26 Islamic schoolchildren killed in a tragic fire incident on Tuesday night says the death of the children is the will of Allah that remains unquestionable.