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Cerue Konah Garlo

The Carter Center ATI Liberia Program
Senior Gender Specialist
Monrovia, Liberia
Cerue Konah Garlo is a hands-on peacebuilding activist and civil society leader experienced in designing, delivering and evaluating capacity building and institutional strengthening trainings with a principal focus on women’s rights, advocacy, community mobilization and citizen participation, in particular for gender mainstreaming issues. Ms. Garlo was part of a group of women who advocated for reform in laws and policies affecting women. She has played a significant role in ensuring that women voices are heard and their capacity developed to address post conflict activities with respect to women survivors. She has worked with women in participatory and political fashion, building leadership and a constituency, to assist women's positioning for advocacy and other engagements. Ms Garlo is a founding member of the Global Network of Peacebuilders and has led several trainings and focus group discussions on UNSCR1325. Significantly, she is a member of the security sector working group and worked with UNMIL and ActionAid Liberia to conduct women’s rights training for the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in 2007. A training manual was developed at the end of the training. She advocated with a group of Liberia women that Dyncorps, the security sector reform contractor, include human rights and gender into the training curriculum of the new Armed Forces of Liberia given the country’s context around atrocities and abuses committed by military personnel during the 15 year civil war. she is a leading member of a group of women who have over the years contributed training on localizing UNSCR 1325 in Liberia brining together local government officials and society actors.