Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh of Liberia has been appointed Isis-WICCE new International Board President. Cllr. Chesson-Wureh replaces Dr Thelma Awori who as Board President since 2006 steered Isis-WICCE to a prosperous organisation it is today. As Board President for two terms, Dr Awori helped the organisation grow and expand as she provided guidance in streamlining systems and structures of the organisation. This enabled isis- WICCE to efficiently respond to the needs of women and girls in conflict and post conflict situations.
Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh who has been a Member of the International Board since 2011 brings in new experience in a dynamic organisation like Isis-WICCE. A Counsellor-at-law and a member of several bars and professional associations including the United States Supreme Court Bar and Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, Cllr. Chesson-Wureh is expected to used her renowned experience as a champion of women’s rights, gender equality and advocacy to lead Isis-WICCE to a new phase of proactive engagement at international, regional and national spheres.
Cllr. Chesson-Wureh who is currently the Establishment Coordinator of the Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security, situated in Liberia has been known to lead major advocacy initiatives, the most current ones being maintenance of peace in Liberia and Senegal during their recent national elections.
With these attributes, Isis-WICCE feels greatly that Cllr. Chesson-Wureh will be a great asset in the major strategic policy shifts and engagements as it implements the 2013-2017 strategic plan and planned reorganisation to remain more effective in responding to concerns of women and girls in conflict and post conflict situations.