first_imgVice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has officially launched the Women’s Radio Project to advance the issues facing women and girls in the country.Speaking at the program in Monrovia on Thursday, VP Boakai said the project is intended to enable women to speak out on issues that affect them, including SGBV and rape.VP Boakai said it is his desire to support women because, “women have lots of responsibilities that can help move the country forward through their programs.”He urged the organizers to decentralize radio programs to all 15 counties to enable women across Liberia to participate. He stressed on the issue of sustainability and hoped that the Women’s Radio Project will be sustained for a long time.The Country Representative of the African Development Bank, Dr. Margeret Kilo, said the ‘Women Let’s Talk’ program will be broadcast on ELBC on Wednesdays, and repeated on Saturdays. She said the show will be relayed by 15 stations around the country because the program seeks to facilitate understanding, dialogue and knowledge sharing through women-friendly radio programs for women and girls across Liberia. She explained that the program came about when a group of international women serving in Liberia discussed the generational difference among Liberian women as professors, judges, lawyers, doctors and women in the legislature and government who are well educated and highly accomplished.“Through the radio program, these phenomenal women will be able to share their stories with women who trade in foodstuffs in Red Light or secondhand clothes in Duala, along with the judge, mechanic, among other stories, will be told to other aspiring women who can know what to do to become like their role models,” Dr. Kilo said. The program, she said “will also help women farmers in Nimba or Grand Kru to get information about where to get help to improve crop yields, where and when to sell in order to get the best of her produce and where to put their money in savings and how to revisit it.”“The radio has power. That is why stakeholders came together and worked to put this women’s radio program together. I call on sectors of government and partners to support this initiative,” Dr. Kilo said.Several women’s groups attended the program showing support to the radio project as they observed the global 16 Days of Activism against Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img targets 3 Latest Transfer News RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Arsenal are nearing a new long-term deal for Aaron Ramsey, with the signing of his incoming midfield partner Lucas Torreira set to be announced imminently.Ramsey, 27, has just a year left to run on his current contract but is said to be keen to work with new Gunners boss Unai Emery, who sees the Welshman as the team’s key player. 3 3 Unai Emery has already made a major impact at Arsenal in his short time in charge of the club REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Speaking to fans on Wednesday night, Emery outlined his intentions to play an attacking style, saying: “I prefer to win 5-4 than 1-0 because football is about emotion and what is the best feeling in football? When you score.”Chief executive Ivan Gazidis heralded a new era for the club with a first managerial appointment since 1996.He said: “We really have a collective effort now, in terms of how we identify players and then how we take forward our interest, and of course Unai is a huge part of that.“This is now a different way of doing things, one with a very, very accomplished team of professionals who we have spent time bedding into the club.” LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland With Jack Wilshere departing the club when his deal expires in June, Ramsey will be among the first names on the teamsheet, likely alongside £26million Sampdoria man Torreira.The Uruguayan is set to become Arsenal‘s third signing of the summer after Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno, with Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos not far behind.The deal for Ramsey is reportedly five years according to the Telegraph, following on from long-term contracts signed by fellow midfielders Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer.Torreira could line up in a central midfield trio alongside Xhaka and Ramsey in a new-look Arsenal side, although that could mean one of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Alexandre Lacazette missing out. TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND One player certain of his spot in the team is club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who signed in a £56m deal from Dortmund in January.Aubameyang, is thought to be one of two players, Ramsey being the other, who Emery sees as indispensable.Arsenal finished outside the Champions League places for a second consecutive season in 2017/18, leading to Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign coming to an end.Emery is keen to bring them back to Europe’s top tier as soon as possible, with the raft of new deals and incomings already putting his mark on the club. Ramsey is set to end months of speculation by committing his future to Arsenal three-way race Lucas Torreira, 22, will join in a £26m deal from Sampdoria Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more