President launches Liberia’s first radio station for women

In August 2010 the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited jhr’s partner radio station LWDR (Liberia Women Democracy Radio), Liberia’s first radio station for women. jhr trainer Tamasin Ford has been working with local journalists for several months to create a radio station that empowers women and tackles gender issues. “You don’t hear much about women’s issues from other radio stations and newspapers so there’s a need for an institution to focus primarily on women”, says LWDR’s News Director Winston Daryoue. Read Tamison Ford’s article about the visit below (more…)

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