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Liberia's Nobel Win Hide's Liberia's Grim Rape Reality

Source: 
AFP
Duration: 
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 19:00
Countries: 
Africa
Western Africa
Liberia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Initiative Type: 
Multi-Media

With two Liberian women securing the Nobel Peace Prize -- one of them being the first female president of an African country -- it's clear that women's rights have made giant strides in the small West African nation. But with alarming rates of rape and few convictions for offenders, Liberia still has a long way to go if it's to live up to expectations.

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