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12/12/2011 - Three Women Awarded Nobel Prize
On Saturday, three women were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway....

10/10/2011 - Three Women Activists Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
On Friday, the Nobel Committee announced plans to award its annual Peace Prize to three women activists from Africa and the Arab world, declaring that women's rights are an important component of world peace....

2/1/2010 - Clinton Endorses Liberian President Sirleaf's Re-election Bid
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her support of Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's re-election bid late last week....

9/19/2008 - UN Report Indicates Increased Number of Women in Politics
The United Nations Development Fund for Women has released a report that details an increase in women's participation in politics by 8 percent worldwide since 1998....

3/12/2007 - Study Finds 3 Out of 4 Liberian Women Experience Rape
Three out of every four Liberian women have been raped, a recent survey by the London-based medical aid agency Merlin found....

10/23/2006 - Rectifying Sexual Violence Still a Major Concern in Liberia
Despite a major anti-rape law implemented in Liberia early this year, a United Nations report found that progress has been slow in abolishing sexual and gender-based violence due to flaws in the judicial system....

3/16/2006 - Liberian President Addresses Congress in Historic Joint Session
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically elected woman head of state in Africa, became the eighth woman and fifth African head of state to speak in front of both houses of Congress on Wednesday....

3/14/2006 - New Jersey Teacher to Become Liberia's First Female Chief of Police
Beatrice Munah Sieh, a 48-year-old native of Liberia, will soon become the African country's first female police chief under newly elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected female head of state....

3/1/2006 - New Survey Shows Gains, Losses in Women's Representation in Parliaments
A survey of women elected to parliaments by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reveals that women currently hold a record 16.3 percent of parliamentary seats, a small number but one that has increased from 11.3 percent in 1995....

1/18/2006 - Africa's First Elected Woman Leader Sworn In as President of Liberia
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as the president of Liberia on Monday, making her the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa....

11/11/2005 - First Woman Elected President of an African Country
With 97 percent of votes counted, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been elected president of Liberia, the first woman elected to head any African nation....

10/20/2005 - Liberia One Step Closer to First Female African President
Liberians voted last Tuesday for the first time since the 14-year civil war ravaged the country under Charles Taylor....

10/10/2005 - Liberia Could Elect First Woman President
Liberia could elect its first female president on Tuesday....