The Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in Liberia in 1998, in between the two civil wars that ravaged the country from 1989 - 2003. They now serve as an umbrella organization for over 105 local women’s rights organizations. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels. They work to build the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve their...
|PeaceTalks #23: Engaging Men in Ending Violence Against Women||
About This Talk
Nov 25 to Dec 10th marks the annual and global '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence' For over 40 years, women's anti violence advocates across the globle have been raising awareness on issues related to violence aganinst women to whomever would listen. Yet, Violence against women and girls is one of the most rampant and persistend human right violation. One in three women world-wide experience physical of sexual violence. In all of this, there is much we can be proud of - many social policy advances have occurred over many decades....(read more)
|PEACETALKS #22: Ebola - Their Problem or Ours?||
With a rising death toll of 3,800+ and over 8,000 suspected cases, the Ebola epidemic spreading in West Africa is the worst in history. With an incubation period of up to 21 days and more unknown and undiagnosed cases to count; who’s problem is this, how did we get to where we are, and where do we go now?
|PEACETALKS #21: Extractive Industries and the Impact on Women||
About This Talk
This panel will focus on the impact of mining exploration and development on the lives and livelihoods of women in the global south. Guests will include Beth Dollaga, Sarita Galvez and a representative from Amnesty International who will describe recent campaign work focused on corporate accountability and the Open for Justice initiative. Free tickets available here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/peacetalk-21-extractive-industries-...(read more)
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