Rural Women Rights Structure, RWRS–Liberia

Palala, Liberia
Joined October 2020

The Rural Women Rights Structure, RWRS, is a women rights civil society organization and works in Liberia. RWRS mission is to create a society where there is social justice, equality, and sexuality.

Presence in: Liberia
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Health, Livelihoods, Women's Rights

The Rural Women Rights Structure, RWRS, is a leading national women rights organization that works to mainstream young women and girls’ engagement in human rights, development and governance processes in Liberia. RWRS was started in 2008 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for economic empowerment, training and human rights advocacy for young women and girls by young women and girls including youth.

Since its inception, RWRS has been positioning the youth, women and young girls to play a leading role in community building by enhancing their visibility in human rights and governance processes in rural Liberia. RWRS has also worked to support women and young girls empowerment through creating platforms and infrastructure with which they can debate critical women issues, build their capacity, carry out lobbying and advocacy, and generate economic change.


“An empowered women and young girls population participating in human rights education/advocacy, governance, and development processes”


“To build, empower and sustain a vibrant women and girls network through advocacy, coordination and capacity building”

Core values

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Objectivity (impartial/non-partisan)
  • Consensus building
  • Respect for and appreciation of diversity
  • Universality of humanity ( that human beings deserve their equal worth irrespective of race or creed)

Long term objectives

  1. To enhance meaningful women and girls participation in democracy and good governance as well as socio-economic development processes in Liberia and the world at large.
  2. To mobilize human, financial and other resources needed to support women and girls including youth related programmes and initiatives.
  3. To provide a platform for the women and girls to share ideas, knowledge, information and best practices on issues affecting their generation.