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Thursday, September 26, 2019
First Lady of Sierra Leone: Excluding women from leadership has a great cost to development
Deliberate effort to put women in political positions, building institutions and strong legal frameworks, as well as strong human resource capacity,  are some of the catalysts that will ensure the African woman is empowered. These are some of the...
Sunkarie Kamara
Friday, February 17, 2017
UCLG Africa Interview with Sunkarie Kamara, First Female Mayor of Makeni City, Sierra Leone
Mrs. Sunkarie Kamara, Mayor of Makeni City and President of Local Council Association of Sierra Leone (LCASL), spoke to UCLG Africa during the steering committee meeting of LEDNA on the fringes of COP22 in Marrakesh on 11 November 2016. She is the...
Monday, June 06, 2016
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...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sierra Leone: Kailahun Women Councilors Climax '16 Days of Activism' - Adopt Gender Model Family
Twelve women councilors in the Kailahun District, east of Sierra Leone, have climaxed the 2013 commemoration of '16 Days of Activism' with the official adoption of the 'Gender Model Family' as an antidote to poverty reduction, improved social...
Friday, September 13, 2013
NDI World Affairs Briefing Q&A: Supporting Women's Leadership in Parliament
NDI staff participants: Jacqueline Corcoran (Bangladesh), Lindsay Robinson (Sierra Leone), Natalie Hill (Ukraine), Mark De La Iglesia (Governance). Moderated by Susan Markham, director of Women's Political Participation.  Description:  A capable and...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Sierra Leone News: Moderate progress in women’s participation in governance
Civil Society Organizations working on women issues yesterday converged at the YWCA old hall in Freetown to validate the Sierra Leone in-Country monitoring of  UNSCRs 1325 and 1820 Sierra Leone Report 2013. The Report states that there has been...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sierra Leone: SLSAV Promotes Women On Leadership
In a bid to promote women in leadership positions, the Sierra Leone Social Aid Volunteers (SLSAV) has concluded a one-day confab on women's participation in leadership and decision-making at local governance level. The event, which was held at the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
In Sierra Leone,Women, Children Call for National Commissions
Women and children’s organizations in Sierra Leone have pleaded with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to set up national commissions for women and children in Sierra Leone, through which they will be able to channel issues affecting women and...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Emma Kowa
Interview with Emma Kowa, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.  
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sierra Leone: Proud Female MPs Assure Sierra Leone Women
Prior to their official inauguration slated for tomorrow Friday 7th December 2012, three newly elected and endorsed Members of Parliament, Hon. Mabinty Funna of Constituency 65 Tonkolili District, Hon. Mabinty Kadijah Sillah of Constituency 28...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: Fighting Gender Bias Ahead of Elections
Women in Sierra Leone fight to gain more posts during the upcoming general elections in July, 2007. Women activists and leaders claim that their gender is the biggest obstacle for getting elected as there are deep rooted stereotypes and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Sidelined In Upcoming Campaign
The All People's Congress (APC), Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) all come in well below the goal of 30% representation of women in parliament, as set out in the Commonwealth Plan of Action and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Making A Voting Right A Voting Reality
Having the right to vote is one thing; using it properly, or indeed at all, is quite another, as Sierra Leone has shown ahead of general elections this Saturday. To read the full article, please visit IPS News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: CCG, Club of Madrid Implements AWLP
The Club of Madrid in Spain in partnership with Campaign for Good Governance under an initiative called African Women Leaders Project (AWLP) are presently in Freetown to implement a programmes to strengthen democracy through Women's...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: Women As an Antidote to Corruption?
Sierra Leone will hold general elections Saturday with a number of significant achievements in hand, not least maintaining peace for five years To read the full news story, please visit the IPS News Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: PPRC Empowers Women in Politics
Political Party Registration Commission (PPRC) Thursday organized a two-day forum on gender and peace building in a bid to empower female politicians ahead of the July 5 local government elections. To read the full article, please visit...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: Women in Local Government
As the July 5 2008, Local Government elections draw near, women's participation and representation has carried the headlines on the media and household discussions throughout the country. To read the full article, please visit the All...

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