“We are prepared to join the men in every decision making and community development process about our natural heritage and resources”

Seven Guilty for Murder in Sinoe ‘Witchcraft’ Case

BUCHANAN, GRAND BASSA – Seven of then men on trial for the murder and gang-rape of three women in Sinoe County last year have been convicted by jurors at the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.  The trial has shed light on harmful traditional practices in Liberia, advocates said.
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GIS/GPS Training for FCI Staff

The Land Governance Support Activity in collaboration with the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) hosted a one day GIS/GPS training for partners working to secure land tenure for customary communities in Liberia.
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The Director of Programs of the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI) presenting her article at Chatham House, United Kingdom."With the passage of the Land Rights Act, women are defined as part of their community, able to participate in land governance decisions and management bodies, and all women, married or not, are able to own land privately, jointly and collectively.
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Liberia: Civil Society to help Communities Legalize Land Ownership in over US$1.9 M Project
The Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI), has begun a project to assist rural communities in Liberia to legalize their customary ownership of their lands.
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FCI Executive Director, Julie T.B. Weah (Left) and LLA Acting Chairman, Atty. J. Adams Manobah (Right) signing the MOU
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Field mission to the Southeast – Day 5
The Foundation for Community Initiatives - FCI has implemented a project through the EU funded Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) FLEGT Facility aiming at increasing community knowledge on project and forest management (FLEGT stands for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade).
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FCI Publications

WOMEN RISING, WOMEN FALLING

There is a struggle to create space for broader citizen participation. The notion that the special situation of women may either benefit from this struggle or get pushed aside is unwarranted; both struggles can actually go hand-in-hand and there by mutually reinforce each other.

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CITIZENS’ GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF) ANDSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (SDF)

Liberians living in the rural parts of the county have the opportunity today to change the old ways development business used to go on in the county.

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SIMPLIFIED COMMUNITY RIGHTS LAW

THE WAY TO SOLVE PALAVER
Any palaver that comes between two or more communities and FDA, communities and outside groups taking care of the forest materials will be settled through the country way of judging palaver or by sending that case to a law court that can settle this kind of palaver.

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