New Report! Liberia Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP)
Purpose of the CGEP
The aim of the CGEP is to examine the state of gender equality for the country of Liberia based on an evidence-based cross-sectoral analysis. The report draws its analysis from the review of international gender equality norms and standards, including the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA), while also accounting for the Liberia’s existing legislation and policies.
By adopting an evidence-based policymaking approach, the CGEP follows the underlying assumption that policy decisions based on evidence produce better outcomes; in order to provide recommendations and key entry points to improve the state of gender equality in Liberia. The aim of the CGEP is to strengthen advocacy efforts and to improve accountability in terms of public budget usage; address the lack of reliable data to evaluate gender-focused programs and policies; and increase the interest of policymakers and public managers to gender mainstream their plans of action.
The report offers a diagnosis of the situation of gender (in)equality in Liberia across a wide range of sectors, including an analysis of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as responses and recovery implications. Despite significant advances to foster gender equality by the Government of Liberia and international development partners, including the enactment of gender-sensitive laws and efforts to curb endemic problems, including gender-based violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation, gender equality remains fragile in the country; thus demanding attention, commitment, and collective endeavour.
As part of increasing efforts to break away from this reality and eliminate all forms of gender-based discrimination, CGEP represents an important guide to assess the existing situation regarding women’s empowerment and gender equality in Liberia.
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