What do we do?

  • Advocate for the speedy ratification of the Maputo Protocol (Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa)
  • Advocate for the enactment of an encompassing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Bill, which will grant women a 30% quota in politics and better protection of women’s rights in the areas of education, labour, property, energy and infracstructure.
  • accompany the development of the new Land Tenure Policy and the Constitutional Review to ensure that women’s rights and perspectives are included
  • Publish a desk study on Harmful Traditional Practices in Sierra Leone
  • Advocate for the inclusion of funds for survivors of gender-based violence in the annual budgets of Kambia and Bonthe district
  • Monitor and ensure the access to free medical examination and treatment for survivors of GBV in Kambia and Bonthe district
  • Network with district and national-level stakeholders to ensure best support for survisors of GBV: access to psychosocial and medical services, access to justice
  • Lobby for the creation of conditions that will attract resident magistrates to Kambia and Bonthe district
  • Supporting the Women Security Caucus in Kambia and the Women Security Network in Bonthe to popularize the Sexual Offences Act (2012) and the National Referral Protocol on GBV (2012).
  • Support the¬†Women Security Caucus in Kambia and the Women Security Network in Bonthe¬†in counseling pupils to retain in school
  • Introduce Convener Cycles at schools in Bonthe and Kambia to prevent GBV and to increase girls’ retention in schools

 

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