FOR WOMEN & GIRLS, LIBERIA INCORPORATED
''We provide safe space for Vulnerable young women and adolescent girls''
Formidable Initiatives for Women and Girls, Liberia (FIWG) is a women-led, local, voluntary, NGO established in 2016 but legally registered in May 2018. Formidable Initiatives for Women and Girls (FIWG) seeks to address issues of gender inequality, social injustices, and human rights protection. Its formulation was ignited after the United Nations 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action that took place during the Commission’s 59th session in 2015. “Every Woman, Every Child.
We advance the rights of adolescent girls, youth and women by providing them opportunities to thrive and achieve their potentials as leaders in their communities through holistic education, healthcare, gender equality and women economic empowerment programs...
We envision a world where girls and youth can grow up to be healthy, socially and economically empowered women and leaders in their communities...
THEMATIC FOCUS AREAS
FIWG believes in providing youth especially vulnerable young women and girls’ opportunities to rise above their challenges and develop into economically independent, confident and successful leaders. With focus and contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nationally, FIWG works support SDGs 3, 4 and 5.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. There has been progress over the last decades, but the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030.
Environmental factors may affect men and women differently, due to different behaviours and roles they play in many societies as well as their different physiological characteristics. Whether one looks at energy, water, transport, urban design, agriculture, or consumption patterns a gender lens is key to understand differences in environmental impacts.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. ”
David S. Johnson, Student