ellen johnson sirleaf

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Xi Jinping announced a $10 million donation to UN Women.
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Liberia has less than 13 months to assume full responsibility for its own security, as the UN peacekeeping mission draws down. With many Liberians uneasy at the prospect of an eventual withdrawal of the mission, the government needs to establish clear priorities now to be prepared.
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Liberia has 14 months to assume full responsibility for all facets of its security. Lessons learned during the Ebola crisis can help ensure a successful transition.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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The worst Ebola outbreak since the disease was identified in 1976 has already killed nearly 2,500 people, half of the number
Politics
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.
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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.
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In its exhaustive report last year, UNICEF found a lower instance of FGM/C among educated girls who had been exposed to such
Politics
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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On International Women's Day, my daughter asked me why the world was run by men. I had the answer to my daughter's question in my hands -- anchored in the notion that women empower women in so many modern ways.
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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.
Women
I believe the world is ready for feminine leadership and that women leaders are the solution to the world's ills.
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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.
Women
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.