Henry Sumo

    More Capacity for REALISE Project

    Five staff members of the REALISE Project recently completed specialized training in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Risk Management in the workplace. This training was designed to address critical issues related to GBV at project implementation sites. Armed with this expertise, these staff members from REALISE will now take on the role of trainers, disseminating their knowledge…

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      Leveraging safety nets to prevent gender-based violence

      Monrovia May 23, 2024-Gender-based violence (GBV) is a drain on human capital development, poverty reduction, and growth; directly undermining the core objective of social protection. It has substantial costs that disproportionately affect poorer women and girls. A growing body of research demonstrates that safety nets overwhelmingly reduce GBV. Given their growing reach around the world, safety nets have the potential to contribute even…

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        Building Liberia Household Social Registry

        Social registries, defined as information systems that support intake, registration, and eligibility assessment processes for social protection programs, are being developed and expanded in sub-Saharan Africa. In environments where data is scarce and informality is high, collecting and centralizing information on households or individuals offer significant potential for programming purposes. Social registries facilitate the adoption…

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          Women’s Role in Enhancing Food Security in Liberia

          Monrovia May 15, 2024-Women are crucial contributors to food production in Liberia, playing a significant role in the agricultural sector. Globally, their dedication has been recognized by the World Bank, with women constituting approximately 80% of the agricultural labor force and responsible for 93% of food crop production. In Liberia, as in many developing countries,…

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            Efforts to strengthen Social Service Workforce in Liberia

            Monrovia May 13, 2024-UNICEF Liberia, in collaboration with the Government of Liberia has held a one-day webinar session on Social Service Workforce Strengthening with policymakers, academicians, and social workers among others. The initiative was aimed at developing a national harmonized curriculum and legislation on social work. The event was recently held in the Kofi Annan Conference…

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              Lighting Lives via Social Action: Fostering Social Cohesion through Social Protection

              The residents of Madina, a small village nestled in the far reaches of Liberia’s Lofa County, have demonstrated a pivotal realization: social protection can serve as a catalyst for fostering social cohesion. In 2019, Madina was selected as one of the implementation communities for the Youth Opportunity Project’s Community Livelihood and Agriculture Support (CLAS) component,…

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                REALISE Project Empowers Women through Life Skills Development

                The REALISE Project, is making significant strides in unlocking the potential of women through life skills development. A case in point is the involvement of 31 beneficiary working group members, in health awareness and production of tie-dye in the Graceland Community situated along the Kakata-Monrovia highway in Lower Margibi County. The Beneficiary Working Group, headed…

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                  County Structure a Key Priority for Gender Minister

                  The prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases in Liberia often goes unreported, particularly in areas where government presence is minimal or where the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection lacks a structured outreach. Consequently, many rural residents endure the enduring trauma of rape, abuse, and related issues. Gbeme Teta Horace Kollie, Liberia’s…

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                    REALISE Project Enrolls Nearly Five Thousand Beneficiaries across Eight Counties

                    The REALISE Project has successfully completed the recruitment of beneficiaries for its agriculture component, known as the Community Livelihood and Agriculture Support (CLAS), in eight counties across the Liberia. This significant milestone was achieved in Bomi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Sinoe, and Nimba Counties. Preceding the recruitment phase was a series…

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