Women’s Campaign International Commits to Enhancing the Leadership of Liberia’s Rural Women

September 25, 2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This week at the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Women’s Campaign International (WCI) made a three-year long commitment to empower rural Liberian women to take an active role in the redevelopment of their communities. As Liberia emerges from more than a decade of civil war, many reconstruction projects have been set into motion throughout the country; but too often, rural women are marginalized from this process. WCI will offer leadership and management training sessions to rural women, providing the knowledge, skills and support they require to fulfill their potential as effective political and economic leaders in their communities. A comprehensive needs assessment is currently being conducted to ascertain the capacity and limitations of Liberia’s rural women’s governing body, the National Rural Women’s Group. Based on this assessment, a three-year plan for WCI’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment Program for Rural Women Leaders will then be established for implementation throughout the country’s fifteen counties in collaboration with Liberia’s National Rural Women’s Group and the Liberian Ministry of Gender. Women’s Campaign International is a United States-based, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women in political, democratic, and market processes worldwide.


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