Montserrado and Margibi

After a decade of intervention in the Southeast, mL expanded its operation to Montserrado and Margibi Counties in 2016 and has continued to implement it till the present. Since operating in both counties, mL has successfully established SGBV Protection Networks, – existing community and school structures supported to respond sensitively to incidents of Violence against Women and Girls; provided direct SGBV support to over 1,334 women and girls survivors of SGBV; Supported capacity building of over 100 SGBV actors in national-level institutions and CSOs to respond to survivors using the trauma-sensitive approach; established 10 Village Savings and Loans Groups consisting of survivors of violence; mobilized and trained over 78 community activists now leading social norms change through the implementation of SASA! Together VAW prevention approach; Provided small grants to over 10 community-based organizations across the country.

Through constructive engagement, policy advocacy, and campaigns, mL has collaborated with other actors to influence the public and decision-makers to promote women’s human rights and change perceptions of women and girls; with the overarching goal of improving the status of women, girls, and marginalized groups tackling issues including but not limited to improving the coordination of SGBV services gender-sensitive legal reforms, women land rights, sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s political participation, image-based sexual abuse, and school related gender based violence.