As Liberia joins the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day, it is worth asking ourselves what have women actually achieved, especially in the area of political leadership.
On Intâ€™l Womenâ€™s Day, Stakeholders Call for Support to Womenâ€™s Agenda
In observance of International Womenâ€™s Day, stakeholders are calling for immediate action to support the Liberian Womenâ€™s Agenda. The agenda is a platform that promotes womenâ€™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 â€œmarket women,â€ 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.
Art of Hearts Uses Art Therapy to Heal
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.
An Encounter with Chief Nyensuah Koko (Madame Suakoko)
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.
OP-ED: The Conscience of a Nation, Liberia
A recent article in the Washington Post about UN â€œpeacekeeper babiesâ€ caught my attention.
OP-ED: A Standard Business Meeting Turns Very Inappropriate
As a woman in business, I have found that I have to be smarter and quicker than my male counterparts.