Woman activist on gender under Liberia's Ellen
When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf emerged as Liberia’s president in 2005, most of the credit was given to the Liberian women who stood by her all the way.
Her presidency had boosted Liberia’s prominence at the international scene and changed the country’s war-ravaged image to being Africa’s first country to elect a woman as head of state.
One of the women at the forefront of Madam Sirleaf’s presidency and the struggle for women’s right is Etweda Cooper.During the conflict, Mrs. Cooper defied dangers and personal risks to lead women across Liberia to fight for peace and women’s rights. She was also the Liberian leader’s Campaign Manager in 2005.
At the just ended Accra international gender conference in Ghana, Madam Cooper spoke with WADR’s Sheriff Bojang, Jr about Madam Johonson-Sirleaf’s presidency and the issue of gender under her leadership.Tweet