UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women’s goal in Liberia is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality which are key in sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. In this regard, its programming in the Country is connected to four corporate priority areas: women’s leadership and political participation; enhancing women’s economic empowerment (WEE); engaging women in all aspects of women, peace and security (WPS) processes; advancing women’s rights to live free from violence (VAW) and gender responsive governance. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s joint work in advancing gender equality.
In the framework of the WPS corporate priority area, UN Women Liberia provides support to increase the participation of women in decision making at all levels across social, political and economic spectrum including on peace and security.
With a view to advancing reconciliation processes in Liberia the project is geared towards reforming national laws and promoting parliamentary oversight, on international human rights norms and standards, as well as promoting transitional justice processes. This aims to contribute to maintenance of peace in the long term, by strengthening and establishing a strong legislative environment, oversight mechanisms and building public confidence .
Agasint the backrop,UN Women Liberia seeks to hire a Consultant to train a pool of women on advocacy, HR based legal review and law drafting. The consultant will support , review and redraft of amended bills to address discriminatory provisions as per international and regional human rights standards.