Gender Equality and Elections: Inclusion, Capacity Development, and Prevention of Electoral Violence
11 December - 13 December
The gender approach to elections borrows from the UNSDCF pillar four and UN Women Flagship Programme Initiatives (FPI) theory of change, which defend that the gender-sensitive capacity strengthening of Liberian institutions will lead to the delivery of women’s participation and leadership in elections and politics in line with the law, policies, standards, norms, frameworks ensuring that the rights holders know, service seeking behaviors and capacity to utilize them. A joint UNDP-UN Women Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) funded Project, “Promoting Inclusive Political Participation and Elimination of Violence Against Women in Politics” (PIPP), complements the Governance Portfolio efforts in support of the NEC and electoral stakeholders as well as Liberian Institutions to promote women political participation and prevention of Violence Against Women in Elections and Politics (VAWiE-P).
The Liberia Electoral Support Project (LESP), with funding from UNDP, Sweden, and Ireland, focuses on three substantive areas towards achieving SDG-16: Inclusion and Transparency, Capacity Development, and Prevention of Electoral Violence. LESP interventions are furthermore designed based on NEC 2018 – 2024 Strategic Plan.