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.┬áThe 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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