Liberia Feminist Forum Launches Women Photography Series, Recognizes Women’s Stories and Contributions to Nation Building
The Liberian Feminist Forum (LFF) recently launched its first Women Photography Series on women in rural and urban communities, with an intergenerational outlook.
The series documents women’s stories of change and breaking barriers. The LFF designed the launch as a storytelling exhibition focused on 12 of 100 women, who will be covered by the end of the project.
Serving as the launcher of the photography series Ma Kebeh Monger, President of Liberia Rural Women Network, thanked the LFF for bringing women to the spotlight and recognizing them for their impactful roles in the community through different activities.
“Women are significant contributors in this society, and as the women go back in their communities, we encourage them to do more,” she said.
For their part, the Honorees thank the LFF for honoring them and for recognizing their roles in society.
The LFF said the women served in exemplary roles and challenged systems that barred them from reaching their full potential. The documentation of stories is a recognition of their critical contribution to Liberia’s development.
The LFF says it is intentional about the politics of visibility when considering the framing of women’s labor in Liberia and globally.
“Women bear the brunt of care work, and in many cases, navigate between the home and precarious public spaces to make ends meet for their families. However, national systems that account for contribution to Liberia’s development invisibilized them,” The LFF said in a statement.
The LFF is working to counter this and bring a deep feminist analysis to the history of how women’s labor, resilience, and intellect have driven Liberia’s development in organizing, advocacy, business, education, health, and so forth.