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Project ID 00081459 Description Prog 17 Consolidating Peace
Fund
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 3 Feb 2012
Theme
Gender Equality & Women’s Righ
Project status Financially Closed
Country Sierra Leone Participating Organization   Multiple
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Project Description:

 

 The Project focuses on economic empowerment and political participation of women and ending gender based violence as priorities in post conflict Sierra Leone.  The project design is informed by the Government of Sierra Leone National Gender Strategic Plan, the Sierra Leone National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and 1820 and it complements the Government of Sierra Leone’s Agenda for Change (PSRP II) and the United Nations Joint Vision for Sierra Leone Programme 17 (Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment), both of which set consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone as their priority objective.  

 Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

 The overall aim of the project is to contribute to Sierra Leone’s current peace consolidation programme through enhancing women’s economic and political rights and ending gender based violence. The project focuses on contributing to three main outcomes:

1.0          Increased participation and representation of women in decision making processes

2.0          Women and girls groups organized and economically empowered through development and enhancement of employable skills;

3.0          Provide support to survivors of GBV through legal assistance and institutional strengthening

 Deliverables:

 UN Women

•  Training of female aspirants for local and parliamentary elections on fundraising; process, networking and campaigning and personal   presentation;

• Training of media in profiling and reporting on female candidates;

• Campaign for violence free Elections in 12 Districts;

• Advocacy and Development of Policy for the Gender Equality Bill (2011).

 

UNDP

• A lessons learnt workshop on the Enactment Process of the Gender Equality Bill with a South –South Experience Sharing Perspective

• A Tailor made training specifically for vulnerable women on the Biometrics system and voter registration.

• Legal Aid services procured to facilitate the effective functioning of the Special Saturday Courts on GBV cases

• Women-interest CSOs capacitated to provide support services to deserving victims/survivors of GBV through provision of legal  assistance as well as transportation, medical services, and shelter facilities for victims and their families

UNICEF

• Two community leaders workshop carried out at the beginning of the project

• Baseline survey report by the end of the second month of the project

• Ten adolescent clubs established by the end of the third month of the project

• Ten adolescent leaders are selected and trained by the end of the third month of the project

• Life skill training provided to all the club members by the end of the fifth month of the project

• Orientation and formation of microcredit groups by the end of the fifth month

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