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From where I stand: “Some demand sex before awarding a contract”

24 February 2017

Sarah Quaye Reeves is a proud restaurant owner whose business has grown and become more competitive since the expansion of business registration and other services came to her city. But her number one challenge remains the daily sexual harassment from some of her male customers. More

UN Women Executive Director and Canadian Prime Minister to visit Liberia

22 November 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka starts her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a visit to Liberia from 23 to 25 November. During the visit, she will take part in a high-level panel on the empowerment and leadership of women and girls, alongside President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. More

Signaling a boost for gender equality, Liberia passes the ‘Affirmative Action Bill’

03 October 2016

On 29 September, the Liberian House of Representatives concurred with the Senate to pass the Equal Representation and Participation Act of 2016, establishing seven ‘Special Constituencies’, among which five seats would be reserved for women, one for youth and one for the disabled. More

Strong steps forward for the African continent as Nigeria and Liberia undertake new legislation

30 September 2016

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on the occasion of parliamentarians in Nigeria and Liberia taking positive steps to directly support inclusivity and create opportunities for women. More

Women police climb the ranks across Africa

12 April 2016

Across the globe, women are still only a tiny portion of the security sector, but across Africa, some inroads are being made. More

“Water and sanitation…is MDG unfinished business” — Executive Director

17 March 2016

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Launch of the Liberia and Sierra Leone Regional WEE/WASH Programme on 17 March 2016 in New York More

Executive Director briefs the Security Council on Liberia

17 March 2016

Statement to the Security Council meeting on Liberia by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, 17 March 2016, New York. More

Executive Director visits Liberia

01 March 2016

From 26 February to 1 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is undertaking a five-day high-level joint visit to Liberia, alongside the Executive Director of Oxfam, Winifred Byanyima. More

Peace Huts help Liberian women rise, post-Ebola

01 March 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited the small fishing village of Little Bassa, located in the southern region of Liberia, to rededicate the women’s Peace Hut and to hear first-hand about their experiences working as peacemakers and peacebuilders. More

Liberia tunes into women’s voices

29 February 2016

Women’s voices and women’s issues are often the last on the media’s agenda—if at all. But at Liberia Women Democracy Radio, 91.1 FM, women have been broadcasting their issues in their way since August 2010. More

UN Women action to confront the Ebola crisis

10 December 2014

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared an international public health emergency in August, many UN organizations have been working hand-in-hand to help those affected on the ground. UN Women has been facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women, who have been disproportionately affected by this disease, coordinating UN efforts to address gender within the response, and supporting the collection of sex-disaggregated data. To help curb the spread of Ebola and mitigate its impacts, UN Women has focused on supporting sensitization and advocacy on Ebola and its gender dimensions primarily in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but with some efforts in Nigeria, where we are making relevant materials available in local languages. More

In Liberia, mobile banking to help Ebola-affected women traders

14 November 2014

Hard-hit by closed markets and travel restrictions, some 2,500 women cross-border traders will receive cash transfers via mobile technology from the Central Bank of Liberia with a grant from UN Women to help them save and expand their businesses. More

At the frontlines, Liberian women adopt new strategies in Ebola response

10 October 2014

Through radio programmes, psychosocial support and training women’s networks, UN Women is supporting efforts to address the gender dimension of the Ebola crisis in Liberia. However, considering the devastating emotional and psychological effects of the Ebola. More

As front-line caretakers in Ebola crisis, women and girls need gender-based humanitarian response, Gender Alert says

26 September 2014

As of 18 September, 5,335 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where transmission of the disease is widespread. The combined death toll in these countries has reached 2,622, setting the mortality rate at 49 per cent. As front-line healthcare workers and caretakers in their communities, women face a greater risk of contracting the disease. More

Women as everyday peacebuilders critical to nation-building

04 September 2014

Women’s daily peacebuilding stories often remain untold. To bring such voices to light, the UN Peacebuilding Commission, under the chairpersonship of Brazil, held a session entitled “Women, Everyday Peacebuilders” on 3 September 2014. The session brought together women peace activists from Colombia, Kenya and Liberia, delegates to the Peacebuilding Commission and senior UN officials. More

Ebola outbreak takes its toll on women

02 September 2014

Women are on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with female nurses representing the majority of the medical personnel who have died from the virus. More

Remarks by Executive Director at a side event on How the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund of Liberia is Spearheading the Market Women’s Movement across Africa

12 March 2014

Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a side event on How the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund of Liberia is Spearheading the Market Women’s Movement across Africa, New York, 12 March 2014 More

Liberian women prosper with newfound skills

09 January 2014

Around 600 women have been trained in literacy, entrepreneurship and other skills to enhance their physical and economic security. More

“My business is expanding my world”

14 October 2013

A comprehensive programme to promote women’s literacy, business skills, entrepreneurship and savings, is transforming the lives of over 20,000 rural women in Liberia. More

Future global agenda must address violence against women and girls

26 September 2013

At a High-Level Ministerial event organized by UN Women, Finland and Liberia at the 68th session of the General Assembly, Member States agreed to take concrete steps to end violence against women and girls and include it as a priority in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. More

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