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Liberia

A woman in Liberia speaks out, after years of women's voices being silent, about a local resolution to end Liberian discrimination against women. The men behind her are seen laughing and covering their faces in amusement.

The Republic of Liberia is marked by a high population growth rate and low life expectancy. There are a variety of ethnic groups and religions, including a small percentage of Liberico Americans (Amerafricans) descended from freed slaves from the United States repatriated to Africa. Rural women largely remain in traditional subservient gender roles and exercise more limited rights than their urban counterparts. Women are affected by high domestic violence, fertility, and poverty rates, female genital mutilation, political instability, and a continuing human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) ...

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