And about 5.7 percent of the overall sample who provided their age revealed that they were under 14 years old when they began their “transactional” sex. However, according to Michael Gilligan, a professor of politics at New York University whose research team carried out the two-month study, “it is not an outlandish assumption” that thousands of the women involved with peacekeepers were significantly under-aged. He added that they clearly show that “the current system is not working.” The survey was specifically conducted in order to bring some scientific method to studying the “actual magnitude” of the U. sexual exploitation problem, as opposed to the “anecdotal” testimony of victims, whose accusations are often vetted by U. personnel, or investigated by countries that supplied the peacekeeping troops in the first place.The survey questionnaire did not ask how many of these women were active with U. The research for Gilligan’s study was financed not by the U.
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The attackers, mostly young men armed with clubs, shouted that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf "is broke" and "there's no Ebola" in Liberia as they broke into the unit in a Monrovia suburb, Ms Wesseh said.
Residents had opposed the creation of the centre, set up by health authorities in part of the city considered an epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Liberian capital. They didn't listen to us," said a young resident, who declined to give his name.
It is 1982 and as day breaks in Liberia, the Krahn tribe prepares for the initiation of its high priest.
Against the sound of the drumbeat, he is taken to an isolated area, led by a man in a carved black mask. The elders bring a little girl, unclothe her and smear her body with clay. In a ritual that spans three days, her heart and other body parts are removed and eaten.
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The results were then extrapolated across the areas of the Liberian capital of Monrovia where the selected households were located.