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Communities May Be Key to Stopping Rape in Liberia

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

I strongly encourage Liberia to hold a nationwide discussion about the devastating effects of rape. Ultimately, the shocking rape numbers will not be reduced without major community mobilization across the country.

"We Are Not Leaving": Talking Ebola With Partners in Health's Executive Director Ophelia Dahl

Donna A. Patterson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Donna A. Patterson

The BBC recently quoted Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as saying while she is "very optimistic that Ebola can be beaten" that "there is a danger of the disease coming back." She said Liberia needs "a health system that can work."

Basic Public Services Could Help Prevent Future Ebola Outbreaks

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Liberia's leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West Afr...

Could Liberia's Democracy Become Ebola's Next Victim?

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Liberia has increasingly been stuck in the kind of siege mentality that residents thought they'd left behind with the end of the civil war in 2002. In short, Liberia's Ebola crisis has become as much a governance crisis as a health crisis.

Liberian President Hopes U.S. Ebola Pledge Will Spur Others To Help

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

(Adds quote, background) MONROVIA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called a U.S. decision to deploy 3,000...

Five Ways to Strengthen the U.S. Response to Ebola

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

This is a manageable public health crisis that we know how to solve, but doing so requires our focus, our attention, our resolve and our resources, tools that only the United States has.

It's Time to Change the Way We Think About Africa

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Princess Haya Al Hussein

There is no question that Africa faces many serious issues on the road to development. But a new reality is emerging. It is time for perceptions to change as well.

Liberia Can Elect A Strong, Feminist Leader, But It Can't End Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first woman to be elected president of an African country, has long been heralded as a leadi...

Women Presidents Outperform Their Male Counterparts in Complex Economies

Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Nicholas A. Pearce, Ph.D.

Despite their increasing presence on the global stage, the relative effectiveness of women national leaders in growing the world's toughest economies compared to their male counterparts was largely unknown -- until now.

A Decade of Aid Dependence in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Blair Glencorse

To give Liberia a better chance at overcoming its past and moving toward a more prosperous future, the international community must escape from its self-perpetuating cycle of underachievement.

Women as Agents of Change

Trisha Mani | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Trisha Mani

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpg We must take a stand if we want the 21st century to be one of change and reformation, one that converts oppression into opportunity for women worldwide.

The Time Is Now for Women and Girls

Alexander Sanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

We know -- as generations before have professed -- that we cannot achieve sustainable development, that we cannot build healthy and empowered communities and nations when we continue to deny half the world's population their basic human rights and fundamental freedom.

A Promise Is A Promise: Time For Action To End Violence Against Women

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Karin Landgren

As the world marks International Women's Day with pledges to end violence against women and girls, I reflect on the life of 13 year-old Olivia, who was repeatedly raped by an uncle when she was just seven years old.

10 Rules for Emerging Women Leaders

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Tabby Biddle

I believe the world is ready for feminine leadership and that women leaders are the solution to the world's ills.

The Real Story in Liberia

David Weiss | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
David Weiss

Although the Charles Taylor verdict is drawing attention to Liberia once again, it is also a reminder of how far Liberia has come since that dark era.

The Secrets of Powerful Women

Monika Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

Do you see yourself as forceful, controlling and competitive? Or powerful, capable and driven? Words matter, beliefs matter. Take care what you say; it shapes the way you think.

Dialogue for Action Africa

Cecilia Attias | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

Women are at the center of our world's development. Women are the mothers who bear and care for children, and they play an important economic role. Empowering women is key to boosting the well-being of many rural societies.

Liberian Anti-Gay Group Vows To Target LGBT Rights Supporters 'One By One'

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

MONROVIA, Liberia -- An anti-gay group in Liberia distributed fliers over the weekend with a hit list of people who support gay rights, and one member...

Hillary Clinton Makes Jab At Republicans

The Daily Beast | the Daily Beast Video | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

"So how do you like my jacket?" Hillary Clinton asked, as she did a star turn on the stage to show off her green, white, and black jacket with sparkle...

Leadership: It's a Female Thing

Monika Mitchell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

The event marked a shift in action -- we are tired of waiting for men to open the door for us. Ladies and gentlemen ... in the 21st century, we are opening the doors for ourselves.

Iron Ladies of Peace

Andrée Simon | Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

History was made in Oslo on Saturday, when the eyes of the world watched as three great women received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. These women -- Pres...

African Girls Playing Soccer for Equality

Michael Mungai | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Michael Mungai

Even in the continent that hosted the previous FIFA World Cup, the sight of girls playing soccer is still a rare event. Traditional perceptions on the role of girls still prevail pervasively, affecting the participation of girls in various sports.

Malaria's Defeat, Africa's Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Africa is taking command of its future by tackling an ancient plague. If you care about peace -- and the prosperity of every woman, child and community -- you must care about malaria.

Nobel Laureate Shares What The Peace Prize Meant to Her

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of - ...

How Many Women Does it Take to Win a Nobel Peace Prize?

Gauri van Gulik | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Gauri van Gulik

While just three women will ascend to the podium in Oslo today, the victory will be shared by many, many more -- and couldn't have come at a better time.