Advocacy for the Rights of Women and Girls

Organization's name: Advocacy for the Rights of Women and Girls
Organization's acronym: ARWG
Headquarters address  
Address: 24TH Street, Sinkor
Monrovia, Liberia

Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English

Contacts & Participation:

First Name:

Last Name:

Contact Type:

Lucrezia Thomas Anderson Advancement of Women , Designation , Head of Organization


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Human rights of women
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Development in Africa
  • Peace in Africa

  • Conflict Resolution in Africa:
  • Conflicts Resolution
  • Country of activity:
    • Liberia
    Millennium Development Goals:
    • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
    • Promote gender equality and empower women
    • Ensure environmental sustainability
    • Develop global partnership for development
    Mission statement:
    Year established (YYYY): 2011
    Year of registration (YYYY): 2011
    Organizational structure: ARWG ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Decision making structure: ARWG consists of a Board of Directors which considers the gender dimension and the socio-economic strata that permeates Liberia Societies. The Board consists of seven (7) members comprising five (5) females and two (2) males. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors is a female Cllr-at-Law and the Co-Chairperson is a male Attorney-at-Law. Below the Board is a management team headed by the Executive Director who is a female and an aspiring Attorney-at-Law and other senior Officers. Management and technical capacity: ARWG’s structure comprises a national coordination office headed by the Executive director and a core of other professional staff i.e: Technical Staff: o Programme Manager o Administrative/Finance Officer o Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist o Communication Officer o Programme Officers o Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Support Staff: o Programme Assistants o Administrative Assistant o Office Attendant/Receptionist o Driver
    Number and type of members: ARWG works with stakeholders ( Local Leaders: Superintendent’s Officer, Judges and magistrates of Courts, County Attorneys, Public Defenders, Commissioners, Community Leaders, Religious Leaders, Schools Authorities, taskforce on PLWA and Students Leaders, Trade Union Leaders, Health & Practitioners, Local NGO’s in likeminded objective, Community Women and Youth Leaders) in promoting and protecting the rights of women Nationally.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: High
    Funding structure:
    • Other sources

    • Foreign and international grants

    Funding structure other: Fund Raising Events

    Main Objective

    Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC