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Tools for » PBF/IRF-57 Peace Consolidation through increased Participation of Women in Decision Making in Sierra Leone
Project ID 00083757 Description PBF/IRF-57 Women participation
Fund
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 13 Aug 2012
Theme
PBF Emergency Window -W3
Project status Operationally Closed
Country Sierra Leone Participating Organization   Multiple
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Project Description:

The project seeks to address the need for the active participation of women in decision-making process on issues of peace and security; as well as to ensure an enabling environment by curbing sexual violence in a bid to consolidate sustainable peace in Sierra Leone.

Outcome:

Increased participation and representation of women in decision making processes on peace and security issues.

Key Activities

  • Rebuilding and strengthening women’s network at all levels to create a referral system to follow up on violence against women in decision making and to strengthen initiatives through dialogue on early warning and conflict prevention and security.
  • Enhance capacity of female councilors (CWCs) in processes and policies that promote women’s participation in decision making
  • Equipping the office of the female councilors.
  • An information exchange visit or learning of best practices to Ghana for 8 people- MPs and Councilors
  • Development of policy and implementation plan for the 30% quota for women in decision making positions at national and community levels
  • Conduct TOT on gender equality, gender mainstreaming concepts and gender analysis techniques and reproductive health rights for decision makers, opinion leaders, policy implementers, tribal authorities at national and local levels.
  • Review of the gender strategy for Security Service Institutions (SSI)- Sierra Leone Army, Police, prisons, and fire force to enhance recruitment and promotion of women in decision making.

Procurement:

Provide Equipment for female prison wards;

Equipping offices of female councilors

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