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.
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.
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.
Art of Hearts is a non-profit organization that conducts art therapy workshops for children in developing countries who have experienced hardships. We recently interviewed Jewel Tolbert, who founded the organization, to talk about her work.
The Bush Chicken presents a translated radio lecture delivered on January 22, 1933, by amateur anthropologist and photographer, Paul Julien. The broadcast occurred after a 1932 meeting of Chief Suakoko in Liberia.
A recent article in the Washington Post about UN “peacekeeper babies” caught my attention.
As a woman in business, I have found that I have to be smarter and quicker than my male counterparts.
Local entrepreneurs have found that skilled managers and basic utilities for small businesses or lack thereof are impeding their vision for progress. One of these entrepreneurs is Archel Bernard, the owner of Mango Rags Boutique, a local business on the front line of Liberia’s comeback.