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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Liberia’s Revenue Authority Chief Hails Sweden’s Support To Development… Seeks Partnership & Technical Assistance


Monrovia, June 17, 2016The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba has applauded the contribution of the Swedish Government to the development of Liberia, including the Liberia Revenue Authority.

Sweden has been helping with Liberia’s postwar development program in several areas including strengthening of the financial sector though its development arm—Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

 “The Swedish government has been good partners to Liberia….especially in your goal to reduce poverty,” Commissioner General Tamba stated recently when she led an LRA delegation to the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia. The visit was a follow-up to the one paid to the LRA by the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Ms. Lena Nordström in late January.

 The Commissioner General acknowledged the Swedish Government’s goal to support poverty reduction and indicated that the more private sector trade is improved in the country, the better it will be for Liberia and Liberians.

“We have come to concretize our relationship with the Swedish Government,” the country’s chief tax collector said, adding, “Though we have benefited from the Swedish Government through the SIDA basket, we come to seek a more direct Technical Assistance from the Swedish Government.”

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LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba Taking Ambasador Lena Nordstorm on a partial guided tour of the LRA facilities during the Ambassador’s visit at the LRA early 2016
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Mrs Tamba presenting the LRA Case to the Swedish Envoy

Commissioner General then presented an official letter requesting technical support to enable the LRA to achieve its strategic objectives and outcomes, and to establish partnership with the Swedish Revenue Authority.

The Swedish envoy indicated that her government intends to help people living in poverty better their lives because it is part of Human Rights.

The head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy added that Sweden’s support focus on Strengthening Democracy, Gender Equality, and increasing respect for human rights.

FIND Calls FGM Practice ‘Crime Against Humanity’– Calls for Action In Liberia


Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity
Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity

One of Liberia’s renowned human rights activists has called on the government of Liberia to take tougher actions against traditional Zoes and leaders who are engaged in the unlawful practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in in the country.

Mr. Roosevelt A.K. Woods, Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), said Liberia is part of the global community that respects human rights and dignity, and cannot afford to keep practicing acts that are deemed inhumane, which the world is fighting against.

Woods said despite government’s pronouncement on the prohibition on the practice, local traditional Zoes are still engaged in FGM activvities in most parts of rural Liberia. “This act is inhumane and unacceptable,” Woods said. “It amounts to crimes against humanity.” Continue reading “FIND Calls FGM Practice ‘Crime Against Humanity’– Calls for Action In Liberia”

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”

Bomb Shell: Michael Allison Died From Drowning, Not a Liberia Citizen, Carried Fake Identities…Says Govt


The Liberian Government has concluded investigation into the mysterious death of the late whistle-blower Cllr. Micheal Allison, revealing that there was no foul play in his death. Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh told a press conference in Monrovia Wednesday that Allison died of drowning, and released a startling revelation that the deceased was not a Liberian Citizen, but an American who led a dubious” life.  Continue reading “Bomb Shell: Michael Allison Died From Drowning, Not a Liberia Citizen, Carried Fake Identities…Says Govt”

KOFI WOODS HAILS SENEGAL ON ARREST OF FORMER CONGOLESE POLICE MAYOR PAUL MWILAMBWE


(Press Release, January 12, 2015): “Abusers of human rights will have no hiding place” says Liberia’s Foremost Human Rights Lawyer, Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, II. Woods made these remarks when he hailed the Government and People of Senegal on the arrest of Mayor Paul Mwilambwe of the Congolese Police on the grounds of universal jurisdiction. Continue reading “KOFI WOODS HAILS SENEGAL ON ARREST OF FORMER CONGOLESE POLICE MAYOR PAUL MWILAMBWE”