Category Archives: Human Rights

AfDB Provides U.S.$45,000 Project for Mountain Women Farmers

The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $45,000 project for Mountain Farmers Association, comprising three communities in the Mountain Rural District, just outside Freetown. The project is expected to target fifty women farmers from Leicester, Gloucester and Regent Communities,

USAID Funds 3-Year Women’s Empowerment Initiative

Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh was joined by U.S. Ambassador John Hoover and honuored guests Friday June 12 at the Wusum Hotel, Makeni to launch the “Women Empowered for Leadership and Development” (WELD), an initiative to promote women’s social, political

UN Country Team Trains Govt Officials On Gender

UN Women, with support from the United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone, has concluded a three-day orientation on gender for 18 officials from the Sierra Leone government at Eden’s Park, along the Western Area’s Mama Beach on 3 June

Zainab Bangura Speaks On Sexual Violence [interview]

Madam Zainab Hawa Bangura is a very busy woman. As the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, the erstwhile Foreign Affairs and Health Minister in President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s administration is constantly on the road from

Court Told Child Trafficking Victims Were Offered to Be Sold At Le20 Miilion

A prosecution witness, Abdul Rahman Mansaray, yesterday testified in court that victims of a child trafficking matter involving two women alleged to have trafficked two siblings to Freetown were to be sold for Le20 million. Mansaray told the court the

SLAJ Trains Female Journalists On Gender Reporting

With support from the Norwegian Journalists Union, the West African Journalists Association (WAJA), in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), yesterday commenced a three-day training workshop for 25 female journalists on reporting gender issues in the country.