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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: PPRC to Hold Forum on Women’s Participation in Politics in Sierra Leone
The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) will hold a one day forum to discuss women’s participation in the electoral process and the way forward for the implementation of a women’s memorandum that calls for affirmative action that would...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: Research Monitoring Salone’s Discharge of 1325 Launched
Despite the fact that Sierra Leone is a signatory to the United Nations resolution 1325 which seeks to promote and protect women in times of war and in peace yet “the strides made are not good enough.” These were the remarks of Hon. Dr...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: Woman Breaking Traditional Walls in Chieftaincy Elections
The decision of whether women can stand for a chieftaincy election in Sierra Leone is being challenged here in Kono, the eastern part of Sierra Leone.But now Kono is seeing another revolution. Elizabeth Kumba Simbiwa Sorgboh Torto has declared...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: Promise of More Space for Women in Decision-making
In Sierra Leone’s highly patriarchal society, where institutionalised gender inequalities are exacerbated by discriminatory customs, one group is singing its way towards changing this. The Grassroots Empowerment for Self Reliance (GEMS),...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sierra Leone: “Give 30% Safe Seats to Potential Women” says Paramount Chief Kassanga II
The Paramount Chief of Bombali Sheborah Chiefdom has called on Politicians to ensure they give safe seats to potential women for November 2012 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections. Chief Kassanga II made this appeal during...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
SIERRA LEONE: Presidential Elections, 17 Nov 2012
Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone Region: Africa   Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Ernest Bai KOROMA * Head of Government: President Ernest Bai KOROMA Assembly: Sierra Leone has a unicameral Parliament with...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sierra Leone Query: Experiences with Sequencing PAR Reforms and Electoral Cycles
This report aims to assist UNDP/Sierra Leone in formulating strategies to reform different aspects of civil service, as it heads into upcoming elections. It begins with a discussion of the types of civil service reforms that may be useful, and...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women
This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in itself, but rather a strategy towards achieving...
Friday, October 17, 2008
Africa Women's Political Leadership
This group is open to all women who wish to discuss women's political participation in sub-Saharan Africa. The Club of Madrid African Women Leaders Project brought together women from Nigeria, Uganda and Sierra Leone in a conference in Brussels in...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Leading the Way to Peace - Stories of Women PeaceMakers on the Frontlines
UNIFEM and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice present a documentary screening of "Leading the Way to Peace." The film documents the lives and work of four courageous women: Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone, currently serving as...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Constituency Outreach In Sierra Leone: A Guide For Members of Parliament
This manual provides guidelines for Members of Parliament (MPs) in Sierra Leone on how to prepare an effective community outreach program. It also provides an overview of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' (NDI) 2003...

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