Liberia

Africa Peace Mission

Address: c/o Institute for Peace, Health & Development, P.O. Box 1920, Musu Apt. St. Edward's Parish, Logan Town, Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: 231 225 953 / 225 804 / 225 805
Fax: 231 227 838 / 226 805
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Contact: Francis B. Selemo
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Year Founded: 1999
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The Africa Peace Mission, an international charity based in Liberia, has been involved since early 1999 in three community-based peace transformation projects which incorporate teamwork and conflict management workshops into a more comprehensive program including health and development components. An important element of the organisation's work is to address the psychological traumas resulting from violent conflict. Staff members include a clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist with a background in social work.

Catholic Justice and Peace Commission

Address: Ashmun Street, P.O. Box 10-3569, Monrovia 10, 1000, Liberia
Phone: 231 227 657 / 225 930
Fax: 231 226 006 / 227 838
Email: jpc@liberia.net
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Contact: Samul Kofi Woods, Director
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The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) has played an important role in monitoring and reporting on human rights violations in Liberia. JPC provides legal aid and coordinates the Human Rights Fact-Finding Documentation and Reporting Program. The JPC endeavours to work concretely for reconciliation in Liberia through its Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding programme, which include training, workshops, and the promotion of dialogue and tolerance at the local level, utilizing existing traditional mechanisms where possible.

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JPC publishes 'Situation Reports' and other regular bulletins, as well as  broadcasting a radio program, 'The Justice and Peace Forum'.

Center for Environmental Education and Protection of Liberia

Address: P.O. Box 20-4364, Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: 231 225 119
Fax: 231 226 005 / 227 838
Email: ceeplr@netscape.net
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Contact: Mr. Eben Moses, Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
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Protection of the environment for sustainable development.

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Workshops on the link between health and clean environment.

Liberia National Students Union

Address: c/o University of Liberia, P.B. 10-9020, Monrovia, 1000-10, Liberia
Phone: 231 22 79 98 / 22 38 77
Fax: 231 22 60 00
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Contact: Jefferson S.M. Kanmon
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

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To unite all students and promote mutual understanding, co-operation and peace; to promote the autonomy of academic institutions as source for political, social and economic development; to educate young people to develop a moral and social responsibility and contribute to nation building; to promote democratization, participation and freedom and seek international solidarity; to preserve the national culture and be tolerant towards other cultures.

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For the past seven years, Liberia has known no peace. In July 1997 national elections were held for the first time since the war. The organization participated in the rebuilding of the country. They asked other organizations for support, in particular to help them strengthen the organization and improve their capacity building.

Mano River Women's Peace Network / Réseau des femmes du fleuve mano pour la paix - Liberia

Address: Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: 231 227 375 / 227 375 (Home)
Fax: 231 226 144
Email: marwopnet@yahoo.com
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Contact: Theresa Leigh-Shermann
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 2000
International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Other
Affiliations: MARWOPNET

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National Women's Commission of Liberia

Address: P.O. Box 1570, Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: 231 227 484 / 224 355
Fax: 231 226 723
Email: mspeare@hotmail.com
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Contact: Wata S. Modad
Type of Organization: National
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Dutch Inter-Church Aid / Microcredit Summit

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Assists in providing technical and/or financial resources to its member organizations for the implementations of their programmes and serves as a link between the national Government of Liberia, other Governments, international women's organizations and all member organizations on matters affecting women.

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Assisted the women's group to engage in food crops production to meet their food demands and provided training in income generating activities for women in order to be self employed. Other programs include  health care, awareness of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, child care and child welfare.

Student Christian Movement of Liberia

Address: P.B. 1010, Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: 231 22 37 22 / 22 33 09
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Contact: Kummeh Togba
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

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To help members to strive for peace and justice in the country; to increase leadership skills among the youth; to help its members to work for the manifestation of unity in the church.

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Evangelism and discipleship; leadership training; campaign for justice and peace; rehabilitation of war refugees and returning refugees; volunteer staff for counseling activities; negotiation and conflict intervention.

The Perry Center for Peace, Stability and Development

Address: Perry Drive, Perry Avenue, P.O. Box 153, Paynesville, Liberia
Phone: 377 4751 4875
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Contact: Ms. Carnell Roberson
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local Donors / Foreign Donors
Affiliations: Femme Afrique Solidarite / Mano-River Women Peace

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To establish and foster a symbiotic relationship of mutual benefits, interests, shared values, principles, and mission between the Perry Center, Inc. and other organizations.

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Womens participation in peace negotiation in the Mano-River sub-region and the Sun City peace talks of the Democratic Republic of Congo.