The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with UN Women, the Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia, Kvinna till Kvinna and the International Rescue Committee, Tuesday unveiled a mural to raise awareness about the efforts women are making in breaking barriers affecting their participation in national development.
The unveiling of the mural is a follow-on to celebrations held in Monrovia in March to mark International Women’s Day 2020.
The mural, displayed on a large wall in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor, aims to promote the works being done by Liberian women in support of development initiatives in the country.
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, USAID-Liberia Deputy Mission Director, Rebekah Eubanks, said the mural is a reminder of the joy and celebration “we all attach to the achievements of women around the world, even as they face deeply entrenched inequalities.”
Deputy Director Eubanks said there is an urgent need for the international community to “achieve gender equality in all aspects of our lives–from workforce participation to property rights.”
For her part, Rivercess County Representative and Head of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, Rosana Schaack, expressed concern about the under-representation of women in the national leadership of Liberia. She said the perspectives that women bring to the Liberian governance process is central to addressing the entrenched development and social challenges facing the country.