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War is Over, But for Rape Victims, Suffering Goes On

War is Over, But for Rape Victims, Suffering Goes On

Mechen Barchue is one of the thousands of Liberian women who suffered shocking violence during the wars. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, nearly 26,000 or 28 percent reported violations were against women and girls.

River Cess Citizens Want Changes in Laws to Improve Future Elections

Citizens in River Cess have called for changes in the country’s electoral laws in order to improve future elections. The citizens made the recommendations recently during two separate community media forums organized by the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiative.

War Victims and Perpetrators Living Together in Fear and Anger

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report recorded 30 massacres in River Cess, making it the county with the second highest number of mass killings during the wars. Only Lofa saw more. But people here in River Cess say there were many more massacres that the TRC did not cover.

ZOA Prepares Agricultural Technicians to Train Over 6,000 Farmers in River Cess

ZOA, an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflict and natural disasters in fragile states, has provided training for 12 agricultural technicians who will go on to train at least 6,600 farmers from 220 communities in River Cess.

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