Liberia

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF): Empowering African Women to Influence REDD+

The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des Forêts, or “REFACOF”) aims to make concrete, meaningful, and effective contributions to forest governance in order to influence national policies and international frameworks regarding women’s rights and tenure in member countries. Under African customary law, women seldom own or inherit land, and the […]

Read More

Liberia Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

This Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) for Liberia was prepared based on the desk review of key reports, publications and websites, surveys and interviews, incountry meetings, stakeholder consultation and research, among others. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to all participants for their advice, involvement and commitment to the process, and to their institutions for supporting their participation.

Read More

From the forests of Central and Western Africa to the river systems of the Amazon Basin, many of the world’s most critical ecosystems are located in fragile and conflict-affected settings. It is in these places, where natural resources intersect with violence, instability, and community unrest, that conservationists take on the added challenge of minimizing conflict’s […]

Read More

Women in Environmental Decision Making: Case Studies in Ecuador, Liberia and The Philippines

Despite a high rate of involvement within the environmental sector, women, who often rely on natural resources in their daily lives for basic subsistence needs, have a low rate of participation in environmental decision making. IUCN’s Global Gender Office, in collaboration with Conservation International, has produced this report to examine the status of women in environmental decision making roles in Liberia, Ecuador and The Philippines. The report highlights the gaps in country-specific policy and implementation pertaining to women and the environment, and offers recommendations on how to remedy the issues at hand.

Read More

Women in Environmental Decision Making in Liberia

Liberia, a historically war-torn country characterized by an extreme wealth of biodiversity, is making significant strides with respect to gender policy during the rebuilding process. This factsheet provides an overview of such gains made within environmental decision-making roles at the civil, national and international level, providing key EGI statistics and recommendations on how to improve gender-sensitive policy and implementation.

Read More