Women in Haiti and Liberia are selling sex to United Nations peacekeepers in exchange for aid and lifestyle improvements like cell phones and church shoes.
The cast of Mockingjay would like to take this slow news week to clear up some misconceptions about Ebola and remind everyone that the fight continues in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Ebola panic is spreading and five American airports are responding with temperature checks for people arriving from three of the heaviest hit African countries — Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. But ... the only good it's really going to do is calming people the fuck down.
Although it's quite true that wearing a city's mayoral sash and brandishing an official oversized pair of ribbon cutting shears makes someone pretty powerful, it doesn't (usually) mean that they're above the law, which is why Monrovia's powerful mayor was forced to resign recently. Mary Broh, the reform-minded mayor…
On Friday, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman were awarded their Nobel Peace Prizes. During the ceremony, all three women spoke eloquently about the struggles they'd faced—not just as women, but as people living under oppressive regimes. Given that the prize was shared by the three women, it's…
Want to know what Nobel Peace Prize Leymah Gbowee sees as the biggest problem facing women today? This morning, I got to ask her.
For the first time since Wangari Maathai, who passed away last month, a woman has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Three women, to be exact — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman of Yemen.
The 24-Carat Campbell video game — in which you throw pebbles and diamonds at a cartoon version of Naomi — is not especially fun to play, but that's not the point.
This is a video of Naomi Campbell refusing to answer questions about her relationship with the notorious Liberian warlord/president Charles Taylor, and about a large blood diamond Taylor allegedly gave the supermodel in South Africa in 1997.
Of the many astonishing, alternately horrifying and inspiring things that Liberian women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee said at breakfast this morning, there was the story of her taking off her clothes to prevent her arrest.
In response to the rape of an 8-year-old girl from Arizona, CNN delves into the terrible facts about rape in Liberia. "It's something that happens every day in every community in Liberia," said Tania Bernath of Amnesty International.
An absolutely heartbreaking story is unfolding in Arizona, as an 8-year-old Liberian girl has been shunned by her own parents after being the victim of a gang rape by four boys aged 9, 10, 13, and 14.
An ex-graffiti artist, 26, who goes by "JR" is traveling the world for a project: taking portraits of women affected by poverty and violence, and then pasting blown-up prints all over their cities.