“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Open Debate: Peace Consolidation in West Africa: piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea.
This paper provides an analysis on how to deal with Boko Haram by utilizing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agend
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers.
By the launch of the National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR 1325) in Abuja Tuesday
Since the beginning of January 2012, an insurgent group has been fighting with the Mali government for the independen
A 22-member Women's Interest Group on November 22 presented a communiqué calling on President Ellen Johnson Si
“This occupation is the cruelest one that the Malian people have had to undergo, nowadays women are deprived of
The West Africa Network of Peace building (WANEP) Tuesday commenced a three-day training on 'Peace building and confl
"Women continue to play a major role in the efforts for peace.
The Women Situation Room WSR, with the theme "Peace in our Hands" will be officially launched by President
In a time of global political combustion, with calls for democracy sparking mass demonstrations, self-immolations and
We, members of the Senegalese Feminist Forum, would like to express our full support for the Malian people and especi
On one Sunday morning, Madam Mary Haruna and her two daughters went to a nearby church in Jos for their weekly devoti
Mali is suffering from a threefold crisis, encompassing security issues as well as humanitarian and political concern
A senior United Nations official today strongly condemned the reported acts of sexual violence committed against Mali
Malian women gathered in Bamako at a rally on Saturday (April 7) after leaders of Mali's coup and neighbouring countr
In the wake of ethno-religious crises in the country, wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina Sambo, has tasked wome
The United Nations (UN) Women in Liberia has dedicated two peace huts to the women of Weala, Margibi County and the w
In order to further ensure peaceful co-existence among the two major religions in the country, Muslim women under the
While women are not new to politics, women's presence and faces in politics have become increasingly more commonplace
Fifty years ago when Sierra Leone gained independence after 150 years of colonial rule, with it came a feeling of opt
Late in the afternoon on November 29, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo was removed from his prison cell in the
Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.
When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to
On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel
“The Abuja international conference on the struggle of Saharawi women for freedom is an culmination of the long
Korlu, a young mother of two, lives on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital here.
Leymah Gbowee from Liberia didn't want the powerful story of Liberian women's peace-making to dominate this morning's
Women are critical to peace building and conflict resolution.
Women urge ECOWAS leaders to stop crisis in Cote d'lvoire
The Canadian High Commission in collaboration with the Ghana Network for Peace building (GHANEP) has organized a two-
National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has presented various skills training certificates to ninety (90) women
When people's persistent demands to be heard fall upon deaf ears, the resultant effect is usually emotional outburst
"Let's take a moment of silence for our sisters and brothers in Cote d'Ivoire," she said.
First guilt, then pain, then disgust. First tears, then sleeplessness, then defiance.
In commemoration of this year's International Women's Day, Action Aid International –Sierra Leone (AAI-SL) over
Women in Sierra Leone will today, Tuesday 8th March 2011, join their counterparts the world over to commemorate the I
Guinea-Bissau is countering the effects of last year's unrest, and the United Nations is helping to promote security
Jennifer Buffett talks to a social worker in Liberia who is working to change society's perception of girls.
The Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a meeting at the Conference H
The Mano River Union Women Peace Network (Liberia Chapter) in collaboration with other women Organizations in Liberia
Harpviken describes Gbowee, 39, as someone who lives up to Alfred Nobel's “champion of peace” ambition an
With Laurent Gbagbo drawing much of his support from the largely Christian south and Alassane Ouattara strongly assoc