Some of the women pose with their produts; samples of the products on display

Ganta “Peace-building Women” Seeks Empowerment

A group of young women in Ganta, Nimba County under the banner, “Peace-building Women,” has appealed to any well-meaning Liberians and organizations to empower them so that they can increase their locally made agricultural products. The women are involved in the preservation of locally produced food items.

The 25-member organization is specialized in the preparation and preservation of locally produced food items such as pepper, beniseed, potato leaves and plato.

They also process and produce cassava flour and both rice and farina ‘kanyan’.

The Right to Have Children

At first, it took a little bit of time for me to really focus on the heap of clothes tucked away alongside the walls of a nightclub on Broad Street. At least that's what I thought it was, trash; until one day I walked closer and I saw her, Tutu-Girl, huddled in the corner.

I realized that she never faced anyone. She likes holding her head between her legs, most often to avoid stares and “his voice” that she keeps “hearing in my head."

Baby Abass’s Condition a Serious One

A month ago, baby Abass, who swallowed caustic soda at a neighbor's house when he was a little over a year old, returned from Ghana where he received a series of operations to help restore his digestive system. According to his parents, baby Abass has been suffering since the fateful day they had to rush him to the hospital when they saw how the caustic soda had damaged him.

The Fistula survivors, members of the Liberia Fistula Project (LFP), display their certificates; urged to serve as goodwill ambassadors in their communities.

The 35 Fistula survivors emotionally sang as they marched into the hall for their graduation—July 22, 2016

Fistula Program Graduates 35 Survivors, Emotional ceremony leaves many in tears

The Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Center at Phebe, Bong County, recently graduated 35 survivors from its skills training program at a touching ceremony held at the Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing.

The graduates burst into tears as they sang a special chorus explaining the pain, denial, stigma, embarrassments and neglect by spouses, family and friends, which they endured prior to the corrective surgeries and rehabilitation they underwent.

Dougbeh Chris Nyan, M.D. is a leading Liberian scientist based in the United States of America

Independence Day Orator Full Speech: "Requirements for Consolidating Progress towards Transformation of Liberia"

Thank you very much for that warm introduction. I am very happy to be back home on the soil of Liberia – the Land of the Free – a country in which my navel string was buried.


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