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Support for survivors of sexual and gender based violence in Montserrado County, Liberia

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African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Liberia

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The project aims at providing training and support to vulnerable women and survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) as well as educating men and youth in West Point and Red Light Communities.

1. To build resilience and enhance the livelihoods of 80 vulnerable women (particularly women survivors of SGBV) through economic empowerment interventions through Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), business management skills training, literacy training and financial training.

2. To provide the 80 women with knowledge, resources and support, thereby reduce their vulnerability to further abuse and to HIV/AIDS.

3. To improve the knowledge, attitudes and practice of 80 men and youth for SGBV prevention and response through training and sensitization efforts at the community level.

What is your project and how will it help?

The project tries to ensure sustainability, community ownership, and alignment with national policies and plans.

1. Community Involvement:
– The project will be overseen by a local Coordinating Committee consisting of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) (the Head of Field Office or the Human Rights Officer), the Ministry of Gender and Development, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Community Leadership, 2 women representatives from each of the project communities, and ANPPCAN. The Committee will work together to ensure the sustainability of the project after the 3 months of funding is spent.

2. Alignment with National Policies and Strategies:
– The project will actively engage the SGBV task force in Montserrado County (chaired by the Ministry of Gender and Development) and utilize Ministry of Gender Development’s materials for sensitization and training on SGBV, including the national standard operating procedures and the referral pathway.
– The literacy training will be conducted utilizing the Ministry of Education’s adult education curriculum.

3. Sensitization and training:
– The project will conduct capacity building training for 80 vulnerable women on SGBV and HIV/AIDS in protecting and preventing themselves against SGBV and HIV/AIDS.
– The project will also help these women avoid the identification and stigmatization of GBV survivors.
– The project will identify 80 men, boys, traditional and religious leaders for SGBV training. The training will improve their knowledge, attitudes, behavior in protecting women against SGBV.
– After the separate trainings, the women and men would be brought together to discuss issues relating to SGBV and HIV/AIDS and moot action points in reducing SGBV in Red Light and West Point Communities.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

The project will link closely with the UN/GoL Joint Program on Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment to ensure good practices in the areas of literacy, skills training, and community financing.

Other people can partner with us by helping us with funding.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Meetings and Dialogues, Community Awareness and Sensitization, Trainings, Equipment, Staff/Personnel Costs, Assessment of Community, and Administrative costs.

TOTAL 50,000.00

For more details, please see the “Needed Budget” document below.

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Liberia

Global issues

Community development; Gender issues


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