Passing the Test: The Real Cost of Being a Student
Liberia has a progressive policy framework that aims to eliminate the marginalization of women and girls in Liberia by 2020 (The National Gender Policy 2009), as well as provide free and compulsory primary school for all children and support girls’ access and retention in schools (National policy for Girls Education 2013). A Code of Conduct for Liberian Teachers and School Administrators has also been written and a curriculum is starting to be developed around gender-based violence. These policies are a good start and the challenge is now to ensure that they are effectively implemented. This report analyzes the impact of gender-based violence on social, community perspectives.