Projects in Liberia
Bassa Women Development Association (BAWODA)
Enhancing Women's Leadership in Grand Bassa County
To increase women’s participation in the mining and forestry sectors and increase women’s understanding of natural resource issues through group discussions, town hall meetings and radio talk shows.
Committee for Peace and Development Advocacy (COPDA)
Community Recovery and Peacebuilding
To promote food security by supporting small business and marketing development for farming groups in Nimba County; and to build the capacities of two communities to advocate for an adequate allocation and utilization of mining revenues for the development of their regions.
Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI)
Increasing Women's Participation in the Forestry Sector
To increase women's engagement in the forestry sector by organizing a series of events on Liberia's community rights law, which inludes provisions recognizing women as stakeholders in the management and governance of the forestry sector.
Imani House, Inc. (IHI)
Expansion of Health and Literacy Program
To promote community health and women's empowerment through expansion of IHI's adult literacy program and staffing of a health clinic; and to provide sex education to 200 teenage girls through a peer education program in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and increase girls' confidence.
Liberian Rural Women Association (LIRWA)
Empowering Rural Women through Vocational Training
To promote rural women's empowerment through skills development entrepreneurship, farming and vocational training; and to promote women's rights and fight against gender-based violence through awareness-raising targeting men and young people.
Mano River Women Peace Network Liberia (MARWOPNET-Liberia)
Regranting and Capacity Building for Community-Based Organizations
To increase women's civic and political participation during Liberia's 2011 elections by training 50 women as poll watchers and educating voters on upcoming constitutional amendement; and to enable two grassroots groups in the Mano River subregion to provide business skills training and start-up capital for women's income generating projects.
Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU)
Sustainable Forest Management
To promote sustainable management of Liberia's forests by empowering community members to use the laws governing the forestry sector to engage with the government and logging companies; and to support continued awareness by enabling two CBOs to develop action plans for implementation in two counties and run a radio program.
Self-Help Initiative for Sustainable Development (SHIFSD)
Innovative Microcredit and Education Project
To strengthen the livelihoods of 187 women and young people who benefitted from a small loan program by organizing two refresher workshops on financial literacy and business development; and to increase organizational effectiveness by supporting three staff members to take classes in accounting, law and management.
Southeastern Women Development Association (SEWODA)
Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
To reduce the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence by raising awareness via community radio, holding dialogues with local leaders and youth, and sharing information on how to seek legal redress.
Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)
Protecting Customary Land through Strategic Advocacy
To enhance accountability and transparency in the land and forestry sectors through strategic communication, research and documentation.