Advocacy & Empowerment
The Voice of Liberia is a media advocacy organization with emphasis on promoting the socioeconomic and development rights of women, children and other disenfranchised citizens of Liberia who have been suppressed by more than half a century of political instability and social disparity.
Objectives: The Voice of Liberia is committed to promoting the rights of women and children by advocating through local and international actions and strategic alliances that promote Leadership development; Gender equity in health; Education; and Economic empowerment.
During the fifteen-year (1989-2003) civil war, Liberians were reduced to a state of mind that inhibits hate in the minds of victims and revenge against those who carried out wanton mayhem and atrocities against civilians. The trauma and shock have left many Liberians scarred from the experiences and voiceless at the same time.
Even after more than a decade of relative peace, many ordinary Liberians have not felt the economic gains and government policies have failed to produce much needed jobs, quality healthcare, and education.
Corruption and nepotism have hindered nation-building and national healing, leaving ordinary folks, most especially women, youth and children, at the mercy of politicians, who have benefited immensely from illegally gotten wealth through political corruption.
Call to action | Support our work
Liberians must unite to rebuild a prosperous nation; a country that will cater to the socioeconomic rights and needs of its citizens. Education, Healthcare, youth development, and economic empowerment are the building blocks upon which a new Liberia will rise; preparing in its ways hundreds of thousands of educated and competent citizens who can compete in the 21st century. Citizens must be able to compete for jobs, in major industries, and on the world stage in sports as in music and the Arts.
We must "leapfrog" our nation's development to that of the 21st century.
Pillars of our Advocacy
Technical Training & Jobs readiness
Arts, Culture & Sports for peace-building
Liberian citizens leads an awareness campaign in Monrovia during the Ebola outbreak of 2019
Youth Awareness & Referrals Services
The youth of Liberia are the most venerable today in our society. According to official CIA world fact book statistics, the majority (77.4%+) of youths are poor and dependent on others for survival. Overall unemployment rates stands at 85% (2003 est.).
With little or no skills and the lack of awareness programs, many youths are the most vulnerable to poverty due to the trapping’s of corruption, through which those with financial resources buy their loyalty and send them out in the streets to protest on a politician's or political party's mandate.
Also, because of the level of poverty and the lack of opportunity for the youth, young women are today openly selling sex around Monrovia and around other major urban centers to support themselves and their families. The practice is not only demeaning; it creates a perpetual cycle of sexual violence and enslavement.
There is a growing youth population who are becoming a menace to themselves and to society at large. Young men who are unable or unwilling to engage in male prostitution revert to petit crimes, which in turn leads to drugs usage and addiction, further creating a societal problem of substance abuse and homelessness.
The lack of opportunity has resulted in entrenched illiteracy amongst youths, minimal employable skills. Literacy skills and technological training workshops will enable more Liberians to empower themselves to start small business and jobs in the local economy.