I am passionate about
ActionsI am the founder of Youth in Action for Peace and Empowerment (YAPE), a
children and youth driven NGO founded to advocate, promote, empower, and
defend the rights of Liberian Children and vulnerable groups. In 2018 YAPE
launched a national campaign to fight the Liberian Senate decision to amend
the New Rape Law of Liberia. The amendment recommended that an accused person
on the commission of the crime of Rape (Statutory and Gang Rape) should
report to the court on a monthly basis. Our goal is to stop the Liberian
senate and ensure that the Rape Law is in the best interest of every Liberian
Child victimized by rape.
In 2017 a 13 year-old was raped and impregnated by a lawmaker. Through my
advocacy an investigation was conducted, the lawmaker was arrested and his
case was sent to court. I was warned of being jailed but my voice never went
In 2015 I was elected first female Speaker of the Liberian Children’s
Parliament where I served, advocated and represented all the voices of
Children from the fifteen (15) political subdivisions of Liberia. Through my
advocacy as Speaker, I have given justice, improved and impacted the lives of
thousands of children and girls in Liberia.
In 2016, I co-founded the Joint Action Committee on Children (JACC) to
advocate and protect children rights in Liberia. Through this medium; I was
able to champion a Campaign to bring justice to the families of two Liberian
minors (Alvin Moses & Ruben Paye) who were mysteriously killed in 2015.
In 2017, I was named among the 50 most impacting Young Female Leaders in
Africa by One World Foundation.
In 2016, I was awarded Diana Princess of Wales Active Campaigner and named
the Most Influential Teenager in Liberia for defending the rights of children
and ensuring safe spaces for girls and children in Liberia.
In 2015 during the Ebola period, I initiated a radio program called
‘’Kids and U’’ designed to promote the rights of Children reaching
out to over 20,000 children and parents.