Reference : V-P-LR-E-00372
Date : 02/2009
Country/Region : LIBERIA
Caption : Margibi county, Kakata. In the tailor shop set up by Mrs Slocum.
Photographer : MORRIS, Christopher
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : The de facto leader of the women's movement in Margibi county in Liberia is an unassuming 61-year-old woman known as Mrs Slocum. A nurse by profession who also serves as a midwife, she works full-time in a family planning clinic in Kakata, the capital of the county. In her spare time, Mrs Slocum, who has eight children, founded the Margibi Women's Development Association, or MARWODA.

Mrs. Slocum helped disadvantaged girls during the conflict and continues to work with women and girls today to teach them trades (sewing). Many of her projects have been possible with ICRC assistance.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour