President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of the main goals of her government is to reduce, if not end, poverty – not simply by increasing a woman’s bottom line … Half the Sky, a New York Times bestseller and recent PBS documentary has produced quite a stir on a global scale.  The overarching message was to create awareness and to help establish education and resources for women and children who are not only susceptible to but, often victims of atrocities like maternal mortality, genital mutilation, sex trafficking, forced prostitution and gender-based violence. Liberia is just one country that is facing these problems.