The European Union’s Spotlight Initiative is funding a project to provide alternative sources of income to traditional practitioners of female circumcision in Nimba and four other counties. Operated by U.N. Women, the project aims to reduce the controversial practice by taking away the financial incentives.
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 â€˜endeavorâ€™ to ensure that at least 30 percent of their candidates are of either gender.
A draft report of a survey jointly conducted by U.N. Women, civil society organizations, and the Ministry of Justice indicates a wide gender disparity among officers within the Liberia National Police.
UN Women office in Liberia has provided over US$7,000 worth of assorted office supplies to the Sexual Gender Based Violence Crimes Unit at the Ministry of Justice.
UN Women and Orange Liberia GSM company on Thursday, October 25 collaborated to celebrate Orange day. With support from the Embassy of Sweden, the event was also held in partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal University and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Liberian women are calling for more inclusion in government at the end of a series of meetings aimed at strengthening womenâ€™s engagement, enhanced information dissemination, and partnership.
It is now time for everyone to join this campaign because rape seems to be winning the war of late.
A 43-year old man identified as Prince Sangar, has allegedly murdered his 28-year-old wife in Dulay, Nimba, shortly before attempting suicide.