Friday, 28 October 2011

Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace | PeaceMedia

Women Protesters

As a result of the devastating wars Liberia experienced between 1989 and 1997 and also between 1999 and 2003, over 200,000 people died and another half million Liberians were displaced. Liberian women, in record numbers, were confronted with unspeakable violence. During the war and post-conflict periods, these women faced the death of family members, sexual violence, shame, stigma and challenging economic and social environments. Today, Liberian women continue to face challenges when attempting to reintegrate into civilian life.

Women in Liberia: Fighting for Peace is a documentary that follows the epic journey of five Liberian women. Amnesty International invites you to the U.S. film launch and tour of this groundbreaking film.