— President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Republic of Liberia & Chair of AAWPeace Conference
In Liberia and most African countries, if a family can afford to send only one child to school they usually select the boy child. One third of all rural households in sub-Saharan Africa are headed by women. African women’s workdays may be 50% longer than men’s.Women lag far behind men in access to land, credit and decent jobs, even though a growing body of research shows that enhancing women’s economic options boosts national economies.