Women Forging Peace: Liberia Delegation, 2013
I almost forget how beautiful Paris is until I’m there. Even if it’s a work trip it almost doesn’t matter because experiencing the sublime beauty of that city can make it worth it. After four days there, I took a flight to Brussels and then on to Monrovia, Liberia.
I’d left Paris at 8:30 am on ...read more
I traveled today from Seattle to San Francisco to New York to Accra, Ghana and, finally to Monrovia, Liberia. I am with a group of incredible women who are here to learn about the situation for women and girls in Liberia, the first African country to elect a woman ...read more
Time here is divided into “before the war” and “after the war”. And there are the people who lived through the war, the people who went into exile and never came back – and the people who left, but are slowing making their way back. But at least for the people I’ve ...read more
--For Immediate Release--
(Monrovia) -- An all women’s delegation—comprising of four Nobel Peace Laureates, journalists, businesswomen, global and grassroots women’s rights activists and philanthropists—arrives in Monrovia, Friday, to begin a six-day visit to the country.
While in Liberia the ...read more
We spent a good and productive day with Leymah and her team at the Gbowee Peace Foundation here in Monrovia, getting ready for the arrival of the delegation members tomorrow.
The pictures and notes on the Foundation’s walls speak to the great pride women in Liberia feel for ...read more