Marie Michael Library

Title

Iron Ladies of Liberia

Length

77 min.

File No

144

Format

DVD

Description

In 2006, after surviving a civil war and a corrupt government, Liberia elected the first female head of state in Africa, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Sirleaf faced the task of lifting her country from debt and devastation. She assembled a team of women and appointed them in positions such as police chief, ministers of finance, justice, commerce and gender. This video is an example of the political power of women's leadership and diplomacy.

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