Liberia will conduct a comprehensive barrier assessment of the Armed Forces of Liberia using the DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) Barrier Assessment Methodology. By implementing a MOWIP assessment, the project will achieve the following objectives:
- identify the main barriers to women’s meaningful participation within the ten issue areas outlined in the MOWIP methodology that could be addressed to increase women’s meaningful participation in UN peace operations;
- identify existing good practices within the security institution that can be leveraged, scaled up, and/or disseminated more broadly;
- formulate a set of evidence-based recommendations for future activities that aim to increase the meaningful participation of women in the AFL in UN peace operations; and
- provide a baseline to measure the progress of future activities in overcoming barriers to women’s meaningful participation in peace operations.