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Tools for » JV Programme 16: Supporting gender equality and equity in the local governance structure ( UN WOMEN)
Project ID 00081467 Description Prog 16 UN WOMEN: Gender
Fund
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 3 Feb 2012
Theme
Local Government & Decentraliz
Project status Financially Closed
Country Sierra Leone Participating Organization   UNWOMEN - UNWOMEN
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Project Description:

UN Women will work with other UN agencies to strengthen local councils with a special focus on empowerment of female councillors and accountability of local government towards gender equality goals. The project will focus on local government planning and budgeting using a ‘gender lens’ including sex disaggregated targets and bench marks and measures that support women’s empowerment. The project will also equip females that are aspiring for local council positions with knowledge and the right skills to prepare them for the upcoming elections in 2012 and enhance their capacity to engage and create greater impact in their communities.

Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

Development Goal:

To achieve gender responsive local development that will improve women’s representation, participation and equal access to resources and services.

Key Outcomes:

• A gender responsive local governance structure with gender responsive plans and budgets.

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