Last Week in Photos – Nov. 25-Dec. 1

MONROVIA, Montserrado – A pictorial review of last week’s activities.

Members of a movement against sexual and gender-based violence held a one-day sit-in at the Fish Market in Congo Town to demand an end to injustice and all forms of violence against women and girls.

The sit-in is part of the 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day.

The campaign comprises of women and feminist organizations, in addition to youth and human rights organizations, who gathered at Fish Market in Congo Town for the sit-in at the start of.

A taxi cab burns along Tubman Boulevard. Earlier on, a mother and her two kids struggled to get out of the burning taxi.

Fire gutted two warehouses along with three bedrooms at the Coal Field community in Paynesville, destroying goods belonging to petty traders worth L$3 million (US$19,354).

Mercy Corps Liberia, in partnership with Agence Française De Développement, launched a €5 million (US$5.66 million) Youth Employment Project on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, targeting 11,000 youth.

The launch was organized as a trade fair that brought together several young Liberian entrepreneurs to display their products and services. Held at the Paynesville City Hall, the program attracted the presence of several high-profile individuals, including Liberia’s first lady, Clar M. Weah; the French ambassador accredited to Liberia, Terence Wills; Mercy Corps’ executive director, Simon O’Connell; and the chief executive officer of AFD, Rémy Rioux.

All unlabeled photos by Zeze Ballah

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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