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For more than a century, Liberia was relatively stable under the single-party rule of the settler elites, but in 1989 to 2003, the country affected into series of brutal civil wars and political chaos that precipitated the country in . A Comprehensive Peace Agreement was finally reached in 2003 that saw the exile of then President Charles Taylor and established a transitional government that laid the groundwork for elections in 2005. In January 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated as Africa's first elected female head of state.
The Liberia’s wars and the political instability that followed, to a large extent, defines the current challenges of human right, good governance, and the access to the judicial institutions. The two Liberian wars were brutal, and the atrocities suffered by the Liberian population were particularly severe. In addition to torture of prisoners, systematic rape and sexual violence and burning of villages there were widespread use of children as soldiers, massacre of civilians, mutilation and ritualistic killings. Together, these practices deepen the challenges for the communities and the government for reestablishing of a judicial system that guarantee the access to all and peace-building.
Education in Liberia was severely affected by the Liberian Civil Wars. 14 years of civil war in Liberia had a devastating impact on children. Virtually nothing of the education system remains as the majority of schools in the country were destroyed and teachers were displaced. Many children have not had access to education and are now too old to return to primary school. Former child soldiers face being excluded from education as teachers fear they will disrupt lessons. Girls' education has been especially affected. Rape and sexual violence were frequently used as weapons of war and, coupled with a tradition for early marriage, there are now a large number of young mothers who are unable to attend schools
Democracy and Rule of Law.
Impact Mission Relief’s leadership strongly believes the political, social and economic stability, and the reconstruction is possible only in a free and democratic Liberia where fundamental rights and the rule of the law are respected. For those ends, by working with governments, local communities and international organizations IMR aims to be an important voice for the promotion of democracy and rule of law; monitoring of human right condition in Liberia, and encouraging citizen participation in political institutions. Type your paragraph here.
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