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Advancing Access to Information for Women

Access to Information is a fundamental right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which serve both governments and their citizens. For governments, an access to information regime helps increase citizen confidence as decision-making becomes more transparent, assist public administration to become more efficient and effective as recordkeeping systems are organized and procedures are established, allows scare resources to be properly applied and utilized, and increase foreign investment. Access to information provides the power to assure that social services reach the most disadvantaged, support true social accountability, and promotes political and economic empowerment.

The project is to study and analyze women access to critical information in Liberia. This research focuses on women’s ability to access and exercise the right to information. The research targets four substantive areas for women’s economic empowerment: education, land, starting a business, and agriculture.