Madam Arena expressed the EU’s heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the partners in making sure that the project is successful.
ActionAid Liberia and Partners is concluding a 2-day workshop on empowering and educating women on land right issue in rural communities in southeastern Liberia.
The training is part of a five-year strategy plan on equality, justice and equity that began in 2019 and continues through 2025. The project seeks to address the powerlessness of women’s rights and economic justices as well as other issues that affect women.
The project will take place in Monrovia, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Sinoe counties.
Speaking on the opening of the conference, ActionAid Liberia Programme Manager James Pewee said women’s rights have been denied for too long when it comes to land issues, noting that his organization is doing more to ensure that women’s land rights are secured looking at boundary conflicts in certain countries.
James also mentioned that they will train women’s groups on land rights and work with stakeholders, experts, community leaders to ensure that women have access and control in making decisions on land issues in the country.
Meanwhile, the Program Manager of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, Maria Arena, said that the EU will continue to provide funding to support projects that impact the lives of citizens in Liberia and the world at large.
The five-year project is implemented by ActionAid Liberia in collaboration with the ForumCiv, Development Education Network (DEN-L), Liberia Land Authority and JSGB and co-founder by the European Union.
ActionAid’s strategy is to build international momentum for social, economic and environmental justice, driven by people living in poverty and exclusion.
They work to achieve social justice, gender equality, and to eradicate poverty.
ActionAid is a global federation geared towards working for a world free from poverty and injustice.