LEADERSHIP AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT - LIBERIA

In 2009, WCI conducted an assessment of rural women in Liberia, the goal being to better understand what they need to improve their overall situation. WCI concluded that their level of participation in the economy and civic matters was most detrimental to the advancement of their livelihood. The program ran from 2010 to 2013, and included key trainings and skills and support to increase women's effectiveness in the following areas:

CIVIC EDUCATION

  • Organization Development
  • Campaign Skills Training
  • Advocacy Training
  • Leadership Training


ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Business and Budgeting Skills
  • Value-Added Agribusiness
  • Country Cloth Business Skills

The program was based on the development hypotheses that if rural women increase both their civic and economic participation, they will make a significant positive impact on the country as a whole, as it transitions from war.