Women leading change in Liberia

March 22, 2011 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

“In Liberia, where rape surpasses even armed robbery as the most reported crime — and some 40% of all victims are under the age of 12 — women are attempting to reverse a legacy of discrimination and abuse, in part, with the assistance of UN Women. ‘The biggest challenge is education for women and it is the biggest tool for empowerment, and that’s what we are trying to address,’ said Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first woman to be elected president in an African country.”

Read more (& video): http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/10/liberia.women/

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