Our partner WPWHDO works in West Point, one of Monrovia’s largest slum communities, to prevent violence against women. After a WPWHDO talk for over a hundred men and boys, male volunteers formed an action group to help respond to GBV and raise awareness of the problem.
Our Liberian partner organisation, the West Point Women for Health and Development Organisation (WPWHDO), operates in West Point, the largest slum area in Monrovia, the country’s capital city.
In 2017, WPWHDO organised a seminar for more than a hundred men and boys to talk about the problem of violence against women.
This resulted in the formation of a Male Action Group to counter gender-based violence and raise awareness of the consequences of such violence.
The Male Action Group, which meets once a month, includes men who want to volunteer to help solve the problem. More serious matters are referred to the WPWHDO by them.
The group meetings allow the WPWHDO to reinforce its efforts to prevent violence against women and children in West Point.