Fighting for a Better Liberia.

While Liberian women play a huge role in shaping the social, economic and political landscape of the country, rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), harmful practices (HPs), female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and teenage pregnancy remain high. EWRL strives to break the chains of gender based discrimination for rural Liberian women by promoting economic and educational opportunities.

The Facts…

Liberia is ranked 154 out of 159 by the UN Gender Inequality Index.

A 2007 study indicates that 52.8% of women
ages 15–29 in the 
Sande Society have been subjected to female genital mutilation.

Rural primary school enrollment was 33.1% for girls in 2012.

Only 36.7% of indicators needed to monitor the SDGs from a gender perspective.

Liberia ranks 9th highest in the world for maternal mortality rates.

The adolescent birth rate is 150.3 per 1000 population as of 2015.

Our Board of Directors

“You can tell people of the need to struggle, but when the powerless start to see that they really can make a difference, nothing can quench the fire.”

― Leymah Gbowee,
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War