GC Funded Project

PROJECT TITLE:  Enhancing public awareness and support for women’s political participation and gender equality in three counties of Liberia

AREAS OF OPERATION:  Montserado, Bomi and Gbarpolu 

THEMATIC AREAS:  Political participation and leadership

BACKGROUND:  Whereas the number of women in political leadership in Liberia has gradually increased over the years, the numbers are still dismal when compared to male representation. Women continue to be under-represented in political leadership and related electoral processes such as voters, candidates, agents or electoral administrators. The under- representation and participation of women is attributed to a combination of institutional, structural constraints as well as cultural and attitudinal barriers that discourage women from being active in public life.

In light of the above, Formidable Initiative for Women and Girls (FIWG-L), with support from Global Citizen (GC), has implemented the project entitled “Enhancing public awareness and support for women’s political participation and gender equality in selected Counties in Liberia” to counteract the situation.