CARE Liberia restarted operations in September 2008 after a hiatus of about 25 years. It has since opened offices in Monrovia and Gbarnga, Bong County, and launched a food and income security program in February 2009. Its ultimate goal is consolidated peace through a more productive, fair, and cohesive society, as well as ensured food security and quality of life for vulnerable women and youth.
As operations re-establish, CARE Liberia is focusing on food and income security, with complementary projects in women’s economic empowerment, access to water and sanitation, and urban and conservation agriculture.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Liberia: Surviving the Past, Building a Future
Starting over from scratch after a 14-year civil war, a woman in a remote village in Liberia emerges as a leader in her community.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.