Press Release

High Level Delegation of South Sudanese Women Leaders and Electoral Stakeholders Visit Liberia for Learning and Experience Sharing Mission Ahead of their First General Elections since Independence

22 March 2024

Monrovia, 21 March, 2024 

A delegation from the Republic of South Sudan supported by UN Women will embark on a south - south learning and experience sharing mission to Liberia from 23 to 31 March 2024. The mission will seek to engage and learn from Liberia’s conduct of peaceful elections, including support to women political participation and women’s movement building. The visit is intended to draw insights that will positively inform preparations by women in South Sudan towards their upcoming first General elections in December 2024.  


The visiting delegation will comprise officials from institutions including; Political Parties Council, the Transitional National Legislative Assembly, the Judicial Reform Commission, National Transformational Leadership Institute (University of Juba), South Sudan Women’s Coalition, the Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice, National Press Club of South Sudan and the UN Women South Sudan Office.


The opportunity for experience-sharing by government, civil society and electoral stakeholders from South Sudan and their Liberia counterparts will spotlight amongst others, strategies employed to address barriers to women’s participation in public life and to prevent violence against women in elections in the recently concluded Liberia elections.


The delegation is expected to meet with Government officials including Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the National Elections Commission, the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia, the Justice Sector, the United Nations Country Team in Liberia and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). 


It is expected that the mission will lay important foundations for closer cooperation and working relations between women in South Sudan and Liberia. 


UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, champions global efforts to accelerate progress towards meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. By positioning gender equality as fundamental to the sustainable Development Goals, UN Women works towards creating a more inclusive world for all. 


For More information please contact: -

Gloriah Ganyani

UN Women Liberia Communications Specialist


Tel: 0776866201



Gloria Ganyani

UN Women
Communications Officer
Gradiah Bou Hussein

Gradiah Walker Bou Hussein

Associate Development Coordination Officer Programme Communications & Advocacy

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