Country Liberia
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Ministry of Gender and Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the members of the Taskforce, developed guidelines for the running of safe homes. The safe homes are to provide support and care to survivors of gender-based violence. In addition, survivors are referred to the safe homes that are being operated by some local and international non-governmental organizations. The Ministry has mobilized some funds through the Spanish-NEPAD Fund for African Women to construct one safe home in 5 counties to enable survivors out of Monrovia receive support and care.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LBR/6, par. 7.30