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‘Liberia Will Be Better Served With Gender Balance in the Legislature’

Says Rep. Rosana Schaack In a June 2019 interview with Represent Women, Hon. Rosana Schaack stated that the diversity of experience and perspectives that women...

Civic Education, Electoral Reform, and Democracy

Civic education is integral to Liberia’s democracy becoming more robust, says veteran journalist John Kollie. In September 2012, almost one year after general elections and...

A New Angle on ‘Generational Change’

Speaking on Farbric Radio (101.1 FM) Tuesday, September 17, the Elections Coordination Committee (ECC) spokespersons Oscar Bloh and Malcolm W. Joseph announced the next...

Liberia: Elections Campaign Financing 101

Liberia has reached critical milestones in the national electoral reform exercise which began in the aftermath of the 2017 electoral cycle. Numerous factors led to...

Election Reform Advocacy Through ‘’Visual Storytelling’’

The Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) is the five-year USAID-funded project strengthening Liberian stakeholder partnerships that advocate for and monitor policy reforms. LAVI...

River Gee Women Talk Electoral Reform

- River Gee women have their say on elections and constitutional reform For the past six months, electoral reform has been "in everybody's mouth.’’ Having played...

It’s Time To Fix Our Broken Voter Registration Process

The National Identification Registry (NIR) was established in 2011 to spearhead and oversee provision of biometric identification cards to all Liberians, ECOWAS citizens and...

Southeast Women Expect More Than Rhetoric from Their Lawmakers

If the current administration’s national development agenda is indeed about transforming the lives of the poor, then perhaps the women of Liberia’s southeast have...

‘Declaring Economic, Financial Crisis Emergency Is Crazy’

-- Lawmaker Blasts  Even though the economy is shrinking and in crisis and the current financial stability or credit of the country is threatened, a...

Moving Closer to Free and Fair Elections — For All

Does the allocation of polling centers support “free and fair” elections – for all? By Shardrick Tarwily Election reform is on the government’s agenda. Senior officials...

Voting Rights for Diaspora Liberians Under Legislative Review

-- As well as campaign finance, party registration fees  A law aimed at amending the elections law, including political party and candidate registration fees, benchmark...

‘Political Parties Not Serving the People…’

... only making tensions higher, Maryland County religious leaders say By Moses Geply Ahead of the 2020 senatorial and 2023 general and presidential elections, several religious...

‘Constituents Need to Understand Legislative’s Functions’

The rate of re-election for members of House of Representatives and the Senate has been relatively low since the 2005 presidential and legislative elections...