©2010 Katie Tyrrell

In Support of Their Sisters in Conflict:

Understanding the Transnational Impact of the

Liberian Women Peacemakers

This webpage is intended to further knowledge relating to the success of the Liberian women peacemakers who bravely endeavored to bring an end to their country’s brutal 14 year-long civil war.  The success of these women should serve as testament in support of a strengthened  implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and other related UNSCRs on women, peace and security issues.


Field and desktop research conducted on the Liberian women’s peace movement in 2008 and 2009 yielded the attached thesis completed  as part of my enrollment in the Master of Science in Global Affairs Program at New York University.  To access a full copy of the thesis, please click here.


 An excerpt from this thesis was published in the Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard in 2010 and is available here.  

Contacting the Author

Katie Tyrrell




All original material on this website, including academic research, such as the thesis linked to above, is original and copyrighted work of Katie Tyrrell.

© Katie Tyrrell 2010

Pictured from left to right: 1) The Rally Time Market in Monrovia (Liberian market women were a key force in the peace movement as well as in the election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; 2) The airfield in Sinkor where the women peacemakers gathered in protest of the war; 3) Liberian girls gathered at a school in Monrovia.