FIND Calls For Strong International Support To Liberia’s 2017 Elections To Maintain Country’s Stability


The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) has called on the international community to invest in Liberia’s 2017 general and presidential elections in order to keep the country’s progress of peace and stability on track.

FIND is one of Liberia’s outstanding pro-democracy organizations, championing the cause for human rights, democratic governance and peace and stability. Continue reading “FIND Calls For Strong International Support To Liberia’s 2017 Elections To Maintain Country’s Stability”

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25 Journalists Undergo WAJA/PUL ‘Gender Sensitive’ Reporting Training In Monrovia


Press Union of Liberia President K Aabdullai  Kamara
Press Union of Liberia President K Abdullai Kamara

Twenty-five journalists, predominantly females, will Monday (May 18) commence a three-day intensive Gender Sensitive Reporting training in Monrovia, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) disclosed Friday in Monrovia.

The PUL is convening the Gender Sensitive Reporting Workshop, on behalf of the West African Journalists Association (WAJA), and the Norwegian Journalists Union, as part of a broader Women Reporting Women Project.

The workshop is a regional initiative, aimed at improving the quality of gender sensitive reporting that seeks to encourage and enhance in-depth analysis and debates on issues concerning women, a statement said.

The training will also  offer skills and knowledge to those who report women issues, but who are not necessarily equipped with the right tools to give a fresh, insightful perspective into subjects such as domestic violence, rape, inheritance, divorce, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, lack of access to education and health and Continue reading “25 Journalists Undergo WAJA/PUL ‘Gender Sensitive’ Reporting Training In Monrovia”

ILGA Report: 76 Countries Declare Same-sex Sexual Acts Illegal– Criminalizing Countries Drop From 92 to 76


Geneva, 13 May 2015 – A few days before the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILGA, a human rights advocacy group launches at the Palais des Nations in Geneva the 10th edition of its annual report on State-Sponsored Homophobia, a world survey of laws: criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, authored this year by Aengus Carroll and Lucas Paoli Itaborahy.

“While in 2006 – said the Authors – 92 countries criminalised same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults, we now see this number falling down to 76 countries in 2015. However, the situation is still unacceptable: more than one-third of the world’s States consider same-sex sexual activity illegal. On the other hand, although 2013 saw an alarming rise in the number of States considering a new wave of criminalisation through “homosexual propaganda” laws, in fact only a small number actually implemented them.” Continue reading “ILGA Report: 76 Countries Declare Same-sex Sexual Acts Illegal– Criminalizing Countries Drop From 92 to 76”

Giving Back To Alma Mater: Jimmy Jolocon Gets Lab Equipment From Alumnus Trinida Kollie


Partial view of the 2014/2015 senior class members who are excited about the donation in their school's lab
Partial view of the 2014/2015 senior class members who are excited about the donation in their school’s lab

Authorities and students of the Jimmy Jolocon High School in Gardnersvillle are celebrating the donation of a consignment of laboratory equipment that would have cost the school thousands of United States dollars to acquire.

The donation made recently by alumnus Trinida Kollie will help boost the school’s lab and prepare students for national and other exams, officials have said.

Trinida, currently residing and working as a nurse in the United States, was among the school’s 3rd batch of graduates in 1999, and the proprietor of Jimmy Jolocon, Emmanuel Doe Weiah, says he is very surprised by the donation and proud of his school’s product. Continue reading “Giving Back To Alma Mater: Jimmy Jolocon Gets Lab Equipment From Alumnus Trinida Kollie”

Golden Veroleum Donates To School In Grand Kru


Ahead of the Feb. 2nd school resumption date across Liberia, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) on Jan. 21st donated 20 school desks to Kaybor Public School of Wedabo-Grand Cess District, Grand Kru County. The donation is in accordance with a Dec. 17, 2013 Memorandum of Understanding signed between GVL and the people of Zoloken. Continue reading “Golden Veroleum Donates To School In Grand Kru”