Gender Ministry Intensifies Fight Against Inequality

By: Lazota Bility

Liberia: The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection have begun the erection of necessary checkpoints against gender inequality and discrimination in Liberia.

To achieve this, the Ministry over the weekend ended a two-day planning retreat in Monrovia.

The retreat which was attended by senior and middle level staff of the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection was intended to intensify the fight against gender equality, the promotion of women empowerment and the advancement of major gender related policies.

Additionally, it was meant to conduct a comprehensive status update of the ministry’s operations and initiatives, reflecting on past achievement, the identification of future challenges.

Speaking at the retreat, Gender Minister Gbeme Horace-Kollie, encouraged staffers to be honest and intentional about their respective roles and responsibilities within the ministry.

She urged each attendees to take the gathering seriously, stressing on the importance of mutual respect and coordination in making sure that the overall objectives of the ministry are achieved.

Participants were also engaged in a thorough assessment of existing projects, policies, and initiatives, evaluating their effectiveness and impact on promoting gender equity and social inclusion.

The two day retreat served as a platform for fostering collaboration and partnership among various departments and other relevant stakeholders.

By sharing best practices and lessons learned, participants seek strength and coordination in addressing gender-related issues and advancing the ministry’s mandate overall operations and monitoring evaluation mechanism to track progress, identify gaps and inform future intervention effectively.

Looking ahead, the Ministry of Gender is poised to leverage the insights and outcomes of the retreat to refine its strategic priorities and action plans.

With it aligning efforts with national development goals and international commitments, the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection remains committed to advancing gender equality, empowering women and girls, and fostering a more inclusive society for all.

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