April 15, 2009
Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

Liberia’s recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country.

Worldfocus special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson venture to Liberia and meet some women on the front lines of what’s become a war on sexual violence.

Watch more videos from this series and read blogs from the field: Liberia’s Long Road Back.

For more on efforts to combat sexual violence in Africa, watch Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo.

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11 comments

#11

I want to include this clip in my book on women with full acknowlegment to these great journalist. I am African journalist in New York city. God bless their souls.
Chinyere Ojide

#10

RE: contact info. for getting involved

akzidenz@nicolemuller.com

#9

I’d like to get involved. Any one who knows of a contact or another way to reach out please contact me.

#8

I am very much glad to see that something is been done to those men who prey on women against their free will and that the Liberian people are all working towards in stopping such a crime.

#7

What powerful journalism! Liberia has such an intricate and rich history. Thanks to World Focus, it will not go untold.

I am enjoying the series “Liberia’s Long Road Back,” and I am commenting for many of your readers and viewers, who like me, usually read your blogs and watch your programs and find comfort and value in these types of stories, but don’t always have time to send in feedback. We want to say thank you for telling Liberia’s story! Thank you!

#6

What powerful journalism! Liberia has such an intricate and rich history. Thanks to World Focus, it will not go untold.

I am enjoying the series: “Liberia’s Long Road Back,” and I am commenting for many of your readers and viewers, who like me, usually read your blogs and watch your programs and find comfort and value in these types of stories, but don’t always have time to send in feedback. We want to say thank you for telling Liberia’s story! Thank you!

#5

[...] Watch the 7min clip  here. [...]

#4

I loved the piece “The Long Road Back” about Liberian women empowering themselves to stop abuse. Thank you for this, as well as your recent interview with Wangari Maathai of the GreenBelt Movement in Kenya. It’s great to see the women of Africa getting media support.

#3

I am very much moved by seening our Liberian women
been seriousely involved in the security profession of our country(Liberia.) As I am one
of those gals who has great interest in the security profession, who hope to return home from the United States to help in the process, I am greatful to both the Liberian Government, under the leadership of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Libeeria and the Inspector General of the Liberian National Polic for providing the enviroment and training to these
ladies. Bravo to you and to all those involved in this level of work for the saftey of our people.
by Joseph B.G.Weanquoi, Minnesota, U.S.A.

#2

This piece was really interesting after seeing the documentary “Pray the Devil back to Hell.” It’s great to see the women’s movement in the country is still strong.

#1

I really enjoyed this program! It was great to see the Liberian women getting the opportunity to be police officers and the effect it has on their communities.

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