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_imgDONEGAL’S hurlers have made it to another final – this time at U-21 level.The county’s players travelled to Lisbellaw to take on Fermanagh last night and came home with a comfortable win under their belts in the semi-final of the Ulster Shield.In the end the U-21s had ten points to spare over their hosts, finishing 2-12 to 1-05. With seven members of the team fresh from Saturday’s Nicky Rackard success in Croke Park, Donegal were favourites to progress.However, Fermanagh started brightly with early points from Daniel Teague. Two Ronan McDermott frees and a fine score by Christopher Bonner had the teams level before Barry Duffy struck a loose ball to net for the home team on 18 minutes. The rest of the half was dominated by Donegal, with two points each from McDermott and Colm Kelly. A late pointed free by Teague left the teams all square at half time, 1-4 to 0-7.Strong defensive work by both sides and a series of missed frees from Donegal meant there was no further score until the 47th minute, when a Rory Porteous free put Fermanagh in front. The away team responded in style, completely taking over the game from then on. Five scores from play in as many minutes by Christopher McDermott, Bernard Lafferty, Ronan McDermott, Christopher Bonner and Conor Gallen opened a four point gap. Donegal sealed the win with two well taken late goals from Colm Kelly and Justin Browne.Donegal will play Tyrone this Wednesday in the final, where manager Ray Durack will hope to lead his charges to a second trophy in two weeks. Fermanagh: Colm McPhillips, Conor McElroy, Niall Carson, Joe Gavin, Odhrán Russell, Thomas Cleary, Cathal McElroy, Daniel Teague (0-4, 4f), Martin Beggan, Michael O’Hara, Rory Porteous (0-1, 1f), David McGorman, Barry Duffy (1-0), Ronan McCusker, Daniel Goodwin. Subs: John Reilly, Cathal Caulfield, Vincent Woods, Michael Williamson, David Teague, Brian McDermott, Rory McGrade, Kevin Curran. Donegal: Dylan Laverty, Francis Lennon, Padraig Doherty, Mark Callaghan, Christopher McDermott (0-1), Shane Gallen, Colm Flood, Justin Browne (1-0), Conor Parke, Ronan McDermott (0-5, 3f), Conor McVeigh, Christopher Bonner (0-2), Bernard Lafferty (0-1), Conor Gallen (0-1), Sean Curran. Subs: Colm Kelly (1-2)(20 mins), Tiarnan McConnell (55 mins), Ciaran O’Leary (55 mins), Ryan Duffy (56 mins), Eoin Friel (58 mins), Gavin Browne, Colm Melaugh. The final is next Wednesday with possibly Derry or Enniskillen as the venue – and Tyrone will be waiting there for them.Tyrone qualified for next Wednesday night’s final following a 2-16 to 0-6 win over Monaghan in Healy Park last night. DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGH was last modified: June 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL IN ANOTHER FINAL AS U-21 HURLERS DEFEAT FERMANAGHlast_img read more