• holds one-day gender training for the Board of Commissioners

The National Elections Commission (NEC) held a one-day intensive in-house Gender Training for members of the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and Senior Technicians of the Commission at a local hotel in Monrovia, with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the governments of Sweden and Ireland, UN Women, and the Peace Building Fund.

The workshop was organized by the NEC’s Gender Section under the theme “Unpacking Gender in Elections.”

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, NEC Chairperson Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah indicated that the Commission would prioritize female concerns. Madam Browne Lansanah spoke passionately on job opportunities in relation to gender mainstreaming, particularly within the Commission.

Lenka Homolkova, the UNDP Electoral Support Office’s Chief Technical Advisor, addressed on behalf of the supporting partners, the people of Sweden and Ireland. She stated that the partners will do all possible to promote gender issues so that more people could participate in all of Liberia’s elections.

Pampla Mkwamba, Deputy Representative of the United Nations Women, and Nyasha Memory Chidau, Political Participation and Leadership Program Specialist for UN Women, also attended the NEC Gender workshop. Madam Chidau praised the NEC family, particularly its policymakers, led by its Chairperson, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah. She stated that the NEC is doing an excellent job of promoting gender equality. At the conclusion of the gender workshop, a UN Women official spoke.

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