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Ruth Gibson Caesar

Sunrise: July 26, 1951
Sunset: December 12, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that we the Caesar and Gibson families announce the home going of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and one of the leading advocates for women's rights, peace and security in Liberia and the region, Ruth Gibson Caesar. She transitioned home to our father on Wednesday December 12, 2018 in Lawrenceville, GA. Ruth Caesar was a woman for the people and lived her life serving the women of our great country abroad and home.  

Honorable Ruth Caesar was a member of the National Transitional Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2005. During her time in the legislature, Honorable Caesar pioneered several legislations aimed at protecting women, children and vulnerable groups. Among her landmark contributions are the 2005 attempt to revise the Elections Law of Liberia and ten conventions related to trafficking and exploitation. Hon Caesar also introduced the Maputo Protocol on the floor of the National legislature for ratification in 2003. However, it was not until 2007, two years after she left the legislature, that it was ratified. Honorable Ruth Caesar was a development economist by training and served the government of Liberia in budgeting, financial and economic planning for many years. 

The late Honorable Ruth Caesar devoted over 30 years of her life working on gender, social transformation, peace-building and conflict resolution in Liberia and the sub region. She will be remembered as a forward-thinking and forceful woman. Until her death, Hon Caesar was a national focal point of the Mano River Women Peace Network (MARWOPNET). She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband, F. Julius Caesar, daughter, Penneyue Ponnie, sons, Francis D. Caesar and J. Barchue Caesar and a host of cousins, friends, and two grandchildren. She will be remembered with fondness and sadly missed.  

Funeral Arrangements:
The family is preparing to transport the remains back home to Monrovia, Liberia. Funeral arrangements will follow once she is home.

Contacts: Francis Caesar:

Contributions can be sent to:
Cashapp: $Francisdcaesar
Santander Bank:
Name: Francis Caesar
Routing #: 231372691
Account #:3574564686
Bank of America:
Name: Francis Caesar:
Routing: 031202084
Account #: 383018836909