Liberia | ActionAid UK

Liberia

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  • 39
    39% of women experience violence in their lifetimes.2
  • 42
    42% of adults are literate.3
  • 36
    36% of girls are married before the age of 18.4
  • 2. http://evaw-global-database.unwomen.org/en/countries/africa/liberia
  • 3. https://www.unicef.org/liberia/
  • 4. https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/child-marriage/liberia/

How we’re changing lives for good in Liberia

Our child sponsorship programme in Liberia helps to support families as well as funding programmes so that Liberians can rebuild their country. 

We run youth social and economic reintegration programme enables former child soldiers to gain abilities and tools they can use to make a living. They can learn basic skills in carpentry, masonry, agriculture, vegetable production or animal husbandry.

To tackle Ebola, ActionAid Liberia focused on supporting schools and communities with Ebola prevention and control kits. With our local partners, we provided psychosocial support to women, girls orphans and vulnerable children in 45 communities. 

We also helped over 2,300 women, young people and women with disabilities to recover their livelihoods. This included soap making projects, and a women’s saving loan to help other vulnerable women within the communities.

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