Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections

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Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections

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Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections - Concord Times

Women across Sierra Leone have through a communique submitted to the Speaker of Parliament called for the creation of a Women's Fund to enhance effective political participation and to also advance the interests and concerns of women for the development of the country.

Lawyer Yasim Jusu Sheriff presented the communique on behalf of women, who participated in the National Women's Conference held in Freetown on 16th &17th March, 2022.

She informed parliament that Sierra Leonean women from all the sixteen (16) districts met at the 50/50 Group Auditorium, Tower Hill under the auspices of the 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone, with support from the European Union, and in collaboration with Action Aid International of Sierra Leone, the Institute for Legal Research & Advocacy for Justice, Campaign for Good Governance, Trocaire, Search for Common Ground and MARWOPNET.

Click here to read the full article published by Concord Times on 21 March 2022.

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