With support from partners, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Liberia has once again passed the Gender in the economy indicator of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact from 81st percentile last year to 94th percentile this year with a score of 83.3.
As indicated by the MCC - Gender in the Economy indicator measures the government’s commitment to promoting gender equality by providing women and men with the same legal ability to access legal and public institutions, own property, go to court, and get a job; and measures the extent to which the law provides girls and women legal protection from violence. It draws from two sources, the World Bank’s Women Business and the Law (WBL) Index and data from UCLA’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center data on Child Marriage and Customary Law.
The Ministry expresses its deepest gratitude to the Feminist-In-Chief H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia for his ceaseless supports and unmatched political will in championing the rights, protection and empowerment of women, girls and vulnerable people.
The Institution is thankful for the exemplary and impactful leadership role Minister Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr continues to play in tightening the screws of success as well as strengthening intergovernmental coordination and pushing her team to utilise their maximum potentials for the good of the country.
Gender appreciates as always her partners inclusive of National, International and Civil Society Organizations for their unending supports towards the work they do. To line Ministries and Agencies, the Ministry extends thanks and appreciation for mainstreaming gender in all you do.
According to the Ministry, the constant passing in Gender in the Economy indicator is also hinged on the pivotal role the 54th National Legislature continues to play in meticulously passing needful legislation aimed at protecting the rights of women, girls and vulnerable people.