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Projects 2014

Facilitate the Ratification of the Maputo Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa

Duration: 2013 - ongoing, proposed time-frame until ratification: May 2014

Area of implementation: Freetown

Supported by: WILDAF, IPAS, UNWomen

Overall Objective: The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) will be ratified by parliament.


Facilitating the Development and Enactment of the Enactment of the Gender Eqaulity and Women's Empowerment Bill

Area of implementation: Nationwide
Duration: 2013 - ongoing, proposed timeline until enactment: International Women's Day 2015
Supported by : UNDP, Plan, other funders requested
Overall Objective: : A women empowerment bill that addresses the major hurdles for the full enjoyment of women’s rights in Sierra Leone will be enacted in parliament. The law will grant women a 30% quota in all political positions, ban child FGM and grant further affirmative action.


Recent Projects

  • Access to Justice for Victims of GBV
  • Roll out the Sexual Offences Act and the National Referral Protocol on GBV
  • Micro-Finance to increase access to cash for women
  • Leadership training of women’s groups
  • Introduction of Civic & Adult Education for women
  • Nutritional Support to victims of AIDS and the distribution of condoms
  • Formation and training of Mother Clubs
  • Sensitization/Awareness raising on HIV/AIDS and health related issues
  • Strengthening Citizens Participation (Leh Wi Tok)
  • Awareness Raising /Sensitization through Inter-Generational Dialogue in 4 communities on Gender Based Violence and harmful traditional practices
  • Monitoring of the utilization of Solar Energy for alternative livelihoods in remote and hard-to-reach communities in Bonthe district
  • Trained and supported women earn decent in agriculture and animal husbandry
  • Grants to women living with PLHIV
  • Pilot grant support to FGM initiators that have demonstrated the need to quit Child FGM/C