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Nobel Women Initiative calls for concrete efforts

By Nathan Charles

(lbsonline/Liberia)-Members of the Nobel Women Initiative are calling for more concrete efforts to address issues affecting women and children in Liberia.

The women, including Judy Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire, led by Leymah Gbowee, are currently visiting Liberia to solicit women’s views and to embark upon charity works.

The Nobel peace laureates said: “Our visit to Liberia has given us the opportunity to gather first-hand information from women organizations, women community leaders and government officials on their operations”.

“Such information will help us end gender violence in Liberia and, bring peace and reconciliation to the country.”
“We are moved by the resilience and strength of Liberian women in peace building and hope to share the experiences with other women in other conflict and post conflict regions”, the Nobel Peace Women said.

The Nobel Women Initiative made the statements in Monrovia Thursday 24th January 2013.

The delegation visited several women organizations in and around Monrovia and met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Justice Ministry officials, Liberia’s Sexual and Gender based Violence Unit’s Chief Prosecutor, among others.

The Nobel Women delegation is expected to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to share the Liberian experience with Africa’s Leadership. 


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