Tag Archives: International Women’s Day

On Int’l Women’s Day, Stakeholders Call for Support to Women’s Agenda

In observance of International Women’s Day, stakeholders are calling for immediate action to support the Liberian Women’s Agenda. The agenda is a platform that promotes women’s empowerment and other rights.

A Look at the Market Woman: The Cornerstone of Liberian Commerce

With over 78% percent of the informal economy being comprised of “market women,” the Liberian economy is primarily driven by women merchants. During the civil war, it was the market women who were brave enough to continue traveling across enemy lines to secure food and supplies for their communities and were very instrumental in helping pressure warring parties for a ceasefire.

OP-ED: Will My Country Have My Back?

As a young Liberian woman studying in the United States, I would love to move back to Liberia to incite some degree of change for my people. But I am afraid. While I want to return after I graduate, I do not feel protected in Liberia. I do not feel like my nation will have my back no matter what.