Advisor

Robert Gould

Date of Award

Summer 7-23-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

Conflict Resolution

Physical Description

1 online resource (ix, 99 pages)

Subjects

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

DOI

10.15760/etd.1038

Abstract

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.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9957

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