The Global Citizens’ Initiative is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that supported people who see themselves as global citizens and want to build a better world. Such a network responds to an urgent need for better grass-roots mechanisms that engage people in the processes of advocating for global values, finding global solutions to global issues, and building more participatory global governance institutions. We bring together people and organizations from across the planet to promote global values and help solve world problems.
In an effort to address the massive challenges that followed after the vicious civil conflict in Liberia, ‘The Global Citizens Initiatives – Liberia, is providing a technology-based intervention to link citizens with their government in addressing the widespread problem of child and youth sexual abuse.
TGCI’s Liberia Citizen-Government Engagement Project (CGEP) strives to close the communications and engagement gap in Liberia between government and citizens and their government. We want to demonstrate that through the use of technology and a well-structured two-way communications process, citizens and government can collaborate more effectively to prevent and treat incidents of sexual abuse.
CGEP is being implemented in partnership with Making All Voices Count (MAVC) and the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection. It began as a pilot Project in two Liberian counties – Margibi and Grand Cape Mount ---that yielded promising outcomes. As a result, with support from MAVC it now has been scaled up to cover four counties and the West Point District of Monrovia.
Partners now include MAVC, and the Liberian Ministries of Gender, Health, and Justice. The Project is making use of an innovative development evaluation process that involves stakeholders in monitoring progress and tracking outcomes