Making votes count in Liberia

Studies show that voters in Liberia, particularly rural women and youth, vote out of fear and ignorance because the majority are illiterate and have no access to civic or voter education. An UNDEF-funded project provides voter and civic education in rural areas as vital mechanisms to ensure that rural constituents understand their rights, the nature of political processes and options available to them when voting with focus on women and youth; develops advocacy, leadership, communication and lobbying skills for aspiring youths and women candidates; monitors electoral and post-electoral processes; builds capacity of elected youth and women members of parliament.