Results in a controversial election of warlord Charles Taylor.
Women in Liberia engage in a number of movements and protests, including the formation of "Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace." This leads to the election of Liberia's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was the first female elected head of state in all of Africa.
The Liberian Women’s Sewing Project begins as a tiny start up in the basement of Chid Liberty’s family’s basement, a building that had been taken over by the military during the civil wars. The project was founded on the basis of “fair-trade,” which focuses on good workplace practices, environmental impact, and corporate transparency while maintaining the importance of making profits and being a successful [...]
By 2014, Liberty had secured $40 million in contracts to start Liberia’s first garment manufacturing factory.