We need more powerful women that can work for peace and security. Tatiana Bengue
At the height of the Ebola crisis, it was estimated that 75 per cent of people contracting the disease were women. As the primary care givers to the sick, as nurses and as traders, women were more exposed to the virus and as such were often ostracised by their communities.
The threat of widespread disease may have passed, but in the Mano River border communities of West Africa, the impact of the devastating Ebola epidemic is still being felt today.