October 2020: LEON’s survey of 4356 randomly selected young people across Liberia and found that lack of employment opportunities was linked to education attained, and this also influenced the decision to go into sex work or the likelihood of becoming a drug user. Worryingly, a fifth of young people reported having sex for the first time under the age of consent, which constitutes statutory rape. More needs to be done to improve access to education and to offer counselling for extremely marginalized youth.
LEON also found that 37% of young men over the age of 20 are involved in political party activities, which was twice the percentage of young women. LEON calls on the political parties to be mindful of how they harness this young energy prior to the election, not to use disaffected youth to commit violent acts against rivals and to involve more young women in their activities.
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LEON conducted a nationwide survey of 8339 people between 17 and 26 August, 2020. The survey was conducted with a random selection of locations and households across all counties and electoral districts and give a solid representation of the population as a whole.
Overall, LEON is concerned that the current update will only serve a very small percentage of the people who need to update their details due to lack of going to every precinct, lack of information to the general public and lack of time. Click below to read the full report.
Results of the nationwide survey of 2251 people and 11 focus groups on issues around COVID 19 to inform communications and messaging. Conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. With Funding from SIDA and technical support from the Carter Center. Click below to read full report
LEON conducted a nationwide survey of 6400 people between 5-20 March 2020. The survey was conducted with a random selection of locations and households across all counties and electoral districts. The total participants in the survey provided a good representation of the population aimed at understanding violence against women in public space in Liberia.
Understanding people’s habits and perceptions of key electoral processes. including: the election date; how people register to vote and whether it is feasible to draw data for the voter’s list from the National Identification Register; factors that influence how
people choose who to vote for and differences in choosing women candidates; voter and civic education: trust in the election process. Click below to read full report
During the week of exhibition of the voter lists the Liberia Election Observation Network (LEON) observers conducted a survey of 3,033 people across 505 villages in all electoral districts of the country to find out if they had registered to vote and if their details were correctly entered into the Preliminary Registration Rolls (PRRs). Remote areas were surveyed as well as rural and urban. They also observed the Exhibition process in 548 Exhibition Centers (ECs) across the country and collected final data on the number of challenges, requests for inclusion and corrections from 108 ECs. Click below to read full report