Manual for facilitators: breaking barriers and empowering young women to participate in democratic politics
This research aims to map young women’s political participation at the Local Government, Presidential and Parliamentary levels including university student bodies. It also aims to track the political engagement and participation of young female aspirants and their strategies for engaging in local council and parliamentary elections using the example of the 2012 elections in Sierra Leone. In essence, the aim is to understand the factors that have enabled their participation thus far and the barriers that impede their full participation. This manual is presented as a complete training package with guidelines for facilitators and suggested handouts and training materials.