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SEAM Launches Women’s Project

The Student Education Assistance Movement will this Friday, February 4, launch its 2011 women rights calendar project.

The project is in consonance with the Gender Ministry/Liberia Action Plan of the UN SCR 1325 on women empowerment, which includes gender mainstreaming in both the public and private sectors, gender equality and women economic empowerment, prevention and respond to sexual and gender based violence and employment and empowerment of young women and men.

The Calendar Project will also  feature the names of some elderly and young women who contribute toward women rights and empowerment activists in Liberia, including Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, Senator Gloria Musu Scott, Dr. Evelyn Kandakia, Mrs. Lindora Diawara, as well as Ambassador Julie Endee, Madam Caroline Caranda of International Alert, Asatu Bah Kenneth of the Ministry of Justice, Ms. Abratha  P. Doe of UN SCR 1325 Secretariat/Ministry of Gender, and Rebecca Stubblefield of Medical  Mondiale and others.

Mr. Francis Dennis, President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment will serve as Chief Launcher, while Matilda Parker, Managing Director of the National Port Authority, Manjengie Nbede, Standard Bearer of the Liberia Reconstruction Party and Varbah Gayflor, Minister, Ministry of Gender and Development are to serve  Co-Launchers.

The special project, which is being held under the Mary N. Brownell Young Women and Adolescent Girls Forum of the Student Education Assistance Movement, will be graced by several distinguished personalities from the Government, private sector and female students of universities and high schools in and around Monrovia. The program will take place at the G. W. Gibson High School Auditorium at 1: 30 P. M. on Friday February 4, 2011.

The Student Education Assistance Movement (SEAM) is a non-governmental organization that works with students both at the university and high school levels to build their leadership capacity, create awareness of national and international laws and policies within the student community in Liberia.

Meanwhile, the Student Education Assistance Movement has invited members of the fourth estate, students groups, youth organizations and institutions interested in the capacity building of students in Liberia, especially young women and adolescent girls.

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