Kvinna Till Kvinna, a Sweden-based international not-for-profit organization for women’s rights, ended its “Regional Day” meeting held recently at a resort in Monrovia.
According to its secretary general Madam Petra Elisabet Totterman Andorff, the Regional Day is a regular activity held to review progress made by local offices of the organization in post-conflict countries where they operate.
Madam Andorff said her organization is present in three countries in Africa, namely Liberia, DR Congo, and Rwanda. This year’s Regional Day meeting brought together representatives from DR Congo, Rwanda, and host Liberia to look at their achievements and challenges. She said in a release that she is pleased with the outcome of the meeting.
Kvinna till Kvinna has been in Liberia since 2007. The organization celebrated its 25th birth anniversary April this year. Kvinna till Kvinna means woman to woman in the Swedish language.
KtK, she noted, does not directly implement projects but through partners. In Liberia, the organization is in partnership with nine women organizations across ten counties.
KtK’s partners include WANEP (Bong, Bassa, River Gee), WONGOSOL (Nimba, Bong), LIFLEA (Montserrado, Bong, Bassa, and Nimba); WE4SELF (Sinoe); SEWODA (River Gee, Maryland, Grand Kru, and Rivercess); WORIWA (Bassa) and WPWHDO (Montserrado).
Madam Mari Paz Ortega heads the Liberia Office. The organization works with women rights advocacy groups to let women have freedom of expression, association, and movement.