19 February 2013

Liberia: Gender Mainstreaming Retreat Ends

The Ministry of Gender & Development has ended a five-day Retreat on gender mainstreaming. At the retreat, several topics reviewed by the participants were Gender tracking, monitoring and evaluation, international policy and legal framework on gender empowerment.

Speaking at the close of the retreat, the Chief of Section at the Ministry of Gender, Mr. Harrison Cole said gender tracking is aimed at promoting, facilitating and demonstrating the incorporation of gender considerations into program design, outputs, and outcomes at the budgetary level.

Mr. Cole said in other to succeed, it is vital for focal persons to be empowered to review the activities of the gender policy.

He noted that the Ministry of Gender and Development is under obligation to work along with those various focal persons at the various ministries and agencies.

Making remarks, Mr. Samuel M. Farkollie called for the re-visitation of Liberia Gender Policy, noting "we have discovered a lot of things that could affect urban and rural women."

He lauded the Ministry of Gender & Development for the retreat, saying "it gives participants an idea how to perform gender mainstreaming at all levels of government without discrimination."

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