First Advisor

Robert Gould

Date of Publication

Summer 7-23-2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Conflict Resolution


Conflict Resolution




Women -- Political activity -- Liberia, Liberia -- Politics and government, Women and peace -- Liberia, Postwar reconstruction -- Liberia, Women -- Liberia -- Social conditions



Physical Description

1 online resource (ix, 99 pages)


Despite the remarkable contributions made by women to secure peace in Liberia, women's representation in politics is still low. The first female African President has been elected, as well as a few women to strategic government positions, but the vast majority of women remain invisible. The reliance on these few women in government is inadequate to produce the significant changes that will be required to bring equality for all women.

This study examines the recognition of women's relative participation and recognition in postwar reconstruction in Liberia. Differences between traditional and non-traditional women's participation in Liberia were found.

This study includes interviews and document review as methods for exploring how women, traditional and nontraditional, may or may not participate in Liberian political decisions.


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