Her Voice Liberia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring access to justice for marginalised and vulnerable women and children. The organisation has more than seven years of work in human rights law and access to justice for women and children. HVL operates the only Legal Aid Mobile Clinic in Liberia, that has been providing free legal services in hard to reach communities in rural Liberia, to vulnerable women and children as part of the efforts to increase access to justice for girls as well combat Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
HVL operates and has a strong presence in more than seven counties in Liberia: Rivercess, Bong, Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Maryland, Sinoe, River gee and Grand Cape Mount counties. Her Voice already has strong working relationships with most women rights local and international organisations and has collaborated with them on interventions on access to justice. In addition, Her Voice Liberia has been consistent in its interventions where we believe that a comprehensive approach to justice and the rule of law will increase access to justice and the fulfilment of sustainable peace.
Between 2017 and 2022, Her Voice Liberia has provided free legal services to over 900 women and girls in Liberia. Her voice also established a toll free hotlines for women and children to report human rights violation and abused. HVL has a safe home to house domestic violence survivors through counselling to help them better cope with re-entry into society. Her Voice Liberia has also empowered 300 women and girls by enhancing their legal knowledge on International and national laws that protect women and girls. HVL has empowered over 250 survivors through her empowerment program with live skills and agriculture. We also have an active Gender justice forum and paralegal in 36 communities to promote justice in their local communities and to increase their participation in the justice delivery sector.
This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of