Pillar Five

Our Pillars


Liberia made progress to reduce disparities in gender participation in governance process with the election of the first female president on the continent of Africa. During the UP’s administration, laws were legislated to protect women and girls against domestic violence and crimes, such as rape and other sexual-based violence. Other efforts made by the UP-led government resulted into the legislation of the child protection law and the development of programs to support young people. However, recent years have seen increased risks of inequality and vulnerability in the society, especially for the vulnerable population, such as children and at- risked youths. The rights of women and girls have come under increasing threats of violation as the gender-inequality gap continues to increase in the Liberian society. According to the UNDP 2020 Human Development Report, Liberia has a gender inequality index (GII) value of 0.650, ranking it 156 out of 162 countries in 2019, compared to 154 out of 162 countries in 2023. This indicates a drop in Liberia’s strides to achieving gender equality. The number of out-of-school children (OOSC) population in our society is also increasing, especially for poor children and girls who have now become breadwinners for their families. This further sets the stage for future increment not only in gender gaps, but the gap between the poor children and those from affluent families. Furthermore, in spite of the fact that the President of the current administration came to prominence through soccer, Liberia’s participation in all major sporting competitions, including football, remains poor as the country lacks any major program for youth and sports development.

Prioritize Gender and Women Empowerment
Support the Physically Challenged and Provide Social Protection
Support Child Protection Initiatives
Promote Sports and Recreation
Promote Youth Development
Ensure Economic Empowerment of our youth
Strengthen Institutional Frameworks for the Support to Youth Development