Youth

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

This week, we conclude our series on women in power. The central theme to this discourse is on three observations; first is how women in power empower other women, peer approach to growth and behavior of younger women to development.

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

As we continue the dialogue among peace messengers on women in power, the dialogue took a different dimension when a young volunteer peace messenger mentioned that the issue should not only be centered on women in power, and that ongoing dialogues should include women in development.

We were all taken aback when the young volunteer peace messenger elaborated her point to define women in development as younger women aspiring to higher positions of power.

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Last week, we wrote about the roles of women in power in coaching, mentoring and promoting other less privileged women. The focus for this week would be the two pronged strategy required to uplift other women, particularly the younger generation.

At Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia, we believe that every issue women in power care about should be of value to younger generation. It is our desire that women in power should above all be leaders of principle and conviction that other women could be uplifted.

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Two weeks ago, just about the time we agreed to write about women in power and their role in coaching, mentoring and promoting other less privileged women, the Liberian Women in Business Empowerment Network –USA (LWBEN) approached me on highlighting the benefits I have received, both professionally and personally, from women supporting each other. “Great minds,” the popular saying goes, “think alike.”

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Abraham Ballah is Volunteer Peace Messenger at the Len Miller High School. He is also the youth mobilizer for MOP-Liberia. Last month during the one month Peace Summer Camp organized by MOP-Liberia, Ballah introduced the peace chat of Amanda for an elevator pitch. Accordingly to Ballah, who lives alongside thousands of young people on the Old Road, young people have been sidelined enough and the behaviors of adults put young people at a critical crossroads, either to imbibe corrupt practices, fight or advocate for peace.

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