1. Executive Summary
1.1 Background and introduction
The project, Inclusive Security: Nothing for Us without Us, was implemented by United Nations (UN) Women, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Organization for Migration/UN Agency for Migration (IOM) from 10 January 2018 to 8 July 2019. The overarching goal of the project was to support the Government of Liberia (GoL) to achieve its commitments on women, peace and security (WPS) expressed in The Liberia National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on WPS (LNAP 1325). The project was funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), in the amount of US$2 million.
UN Women, UNDP and IOM worked closely with the ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGSCP), Defence (MoD) and Justice (MoJ) in coordinating project implementation. The implementing agencies worked with the civil society organizations (CSOs) Educare, Medica Liberia and Kofi Annan Institute of Conflict Transformation (KAICT) in delivering services to 10 security sector institutions (SSIs) and 12 peace huts. Services delivered under the project aimed to build the capacity of duty-bearers to be responsive to the unique security needs of women and girls, in conformity with international and national policy and legal frameworks, as well as to enable community-based women leaders to influence justice and security reform processes, especially in border areas, and to demand accountability at all levels.
The main aim of the final project evaluation is to highlight and analyse the results, to identify challenges, lessons learnt and good practices, and to offer conclusions and recommendations that will help to improve future joint programming and strengthen organizational learning and accountability. This report presents a summary of the project’s preliminary findings.