Yvette Chesson-Wureh

Yvette Chesson-Wureh

Juris Doctorate Counsellor at Law of the United States Supreme Court Executive Board Member of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia Initiator of The Women's Situation Room Establishment Coordinator of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace & Security Co-Chair of ECOWAS Femwise

Establishment Coordinator
Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC)

13 October 2022, 10:00 PM

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Counsellor Dr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh is the Establishment Coordinator of the influential Liberian-based Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security. As an advocate and champion of women’s rights and gender equality, she is best known for initiating the “Women's Situation Room” (WSR) for the Liberian elections in 2011. WSR enables peaceful, democratic elections led by empowered women, with youths, through a structure of volunteers, a call center, a team of eminent women leaders and a pool of experts across the country. Since then, the WSR has been successfully replicated in 7 countries across Africa. She received her Juris Doctorate law degree with honors from the North Carolina Central University School of Law and is a member of many US and Liberian Bars and boards including the United States Supreme Court Bar, the U.S. Federal District Bar, and the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL). Counsellor Dr. Chesson-Wureh was a member of the National Transition Team which peacefully transitioned the Administration of the first woman elected President in Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to that of football star, George Weah as President of Liberia. Yvette is the current Co-Chair of FemWise (female Mediators) for the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS countries). She is utilizing her mediation skills to re-integrate the disadvantaged youths from organized crimes so as to be given second chances by their communities through ABIC’s innovative “Slumpentrepreneurship” program. 



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