UN’s Female Role Models

Teachers and parents in Congo Town in Monrovia say since the arrival of the female Indian peacekeepers in Liberia, children’s views of women are gradually beginning to change.

The female peacekeepers came to the country in 2007.  Their job is to guard the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the President’s residence. But, the UN Gender Advisor says the peacekeepers’ role in Liberia goes beyond patrolling and acting as security officers.  She says they’re serving as role models for the young women of Liberia.

Sonnie Morris reports.

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