THINK has been a part of the advocacy for the passing of the Children’s Act since 2007. The House of Representatives passed the Act in 2008 and it had been in the Senate since then.
After training in advocacy by Adolescent Girls Advocacy Leadership Initiative (AGALI) in Alexandria, Egypt in 2010, THINK and another local NGO called Helping Our People Excel (HOPE) submitted a joint grant proposal to advocate for the passing of the Children’s act using new knowledge and skills acquired from the training.
With funding from the UN Foundation, the Public Health Institute and AGALI, THINK and HOPE led the Child Protection Network of Liberia and the Liberia Children’s Parliament in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Development in advocating for the passing of the Children’s Act that was passed on September 15, 2011 by the Liberian Senate. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf officially launched the Children’s Law on February 4, 2012 at a National Children’s Festival in commemoration of the United Nations Convention of the Child celebration in Liberia.
THINK is an active member of the Gender Based Violence Task Force and advocated for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence in Liberia. THINK is a member of the Vital Voices Global Partnership on ending violence against women and girls around the world. THINK joined the Global Network of Women Shelters in Washington, D.C. in March 2012.
THINK is a member of the Coalition for Gender Responsive Budgeting (COGEREB) established in March 2011 after training in Gender Responsive Budgeting conducted by UN Women in Monrovia, Liberia to get civil society to actively engage government, policy makers, the Legislature, concession companies operating in Liberia, and ordinary citizens to be responsible for the use of finances generated by natural resources to the benefit of various sectors of the Liberian society.