Government of Liberia/ United Nations program to prevent and respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and harmful traditional practices

Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) is a pervasive problem in many societies around the world. It is a human rights violation and is an impediment to the advancement of the survivors who are often women and girls, affecting their participation in social, political, and economic activities.

In Liberia, UN Women is leading the way in efforts to address the scourge of sexual and gender-based violence women and girls are faced with through a joint programme between the Government of Liberia and the United Nations.

Launched in 2016, the Government of Liberia and United Nations Joint Programme on Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Harmful Traditional Practices addresses the escalating cases of SGBV and cultural practices affecting women. It targets women residing in communities, villages and towns through a comprehensive community driven program which seeks to change perceptions and attitudes towards women and girls as well as strengthen systems that address SGBV. 

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Geographic coverage: Africa; Liberia

Subject area(s): Peace and security

Publication year: 2017

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality