africa / Society

How another Liberian ‘Iron Lady’ is combating violence against women.

by Nelima There’s another ‘Iron Lady’ in Liberia who goes by the name of Inspector General Beatrice Munah Sieh-Brown. She is the police chief of Liberia and last night I watched a short feature on World Focus , which was looking at her efforts in combating violence against women. Currently rape is the highest reported crime in … Continue reading


Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the U of MN this Friday

Hey people don’t forget this event: DISTINGUISHED CARLSON LECTURE SERIES Humphrey Institute to Host Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at University of Minnestoa The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs will present the 2009 Distinguished Carlson Lecture featuring Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. Doors … Continue reading


Screenings of Iron Ladies in Advance of President Sirleaf’s visit to the U of MN

What: Screening of Iron Ladies of Liberia in advance of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s visit to the University of Minnesota When: Thursday, April 2, 12 and 4 p.m. Where: Colwes Auditorium, Humphrey Center   Humphrey Institute Announces Screenings of Iron Ladies of Liberia   in Advance of President Sirleaf’s Visit to the University of Minnesota Film … Continue reading