n Conflict Trends - Women and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


On January 16, 2006 when Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf stepped up to the podium to deliver her acceptance speech as Liberia's president, she was not only making history as Africa's first elected female head of state, but she was to become the only elected African president of a country emerging from civil war to expressly recognise, in her inaugural address, the role women had played as transformers of conflict.

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