The Liberia Children’s Act Video
To highlight the work of AGALI grantees HOPE and THINK, AGALI staff produced a short video case study documenting their role in advocating for the passage of the national Children’s Act in Liberia. The Children’s Act was a low priority in the Senate when HOPE and THINK decided to collaborate to advocate for its passage in mid-2010. With AGALI funding, HOPE and THINK trained the Liberian Children’s Parliament and local girls’ clubs to advocate for themselves, partnered with national child rights coalitions, and built public and policymaker support for the Children’s Act. Thanks to the tireless advocacy of HOPE, THINK, and their partners, the Liberian Senate passed the Children’s Act on the final day of their 2011 session. Girls in Liberia now enjoy comprehensive legal protections, including access to education and freedom from harmful traditional practices. In 2012, AGALI awarded HOPE and THINK additional funding to ensure girl-friendly implementation of the new Children’s Law.
Produced by staff of the Public Health Institute’s Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI), the video serves as a training and awareness-raising tool for organizations working in the fields of advocacy and girls’ empowerment.
Watch the 3 minute version here:
Download Case Study (PDF): AGALI Liberia Case Study PRINT 9-6-12