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Project ID:00080512Description:Prog 19: UNWOMEN Empowerment
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 8 Dec 2011
Youth Development & Employment
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNWOMEN - UNWOMEN

Project Description:

UN Women will work with other UN agencies to achieve youth empowerment with a particular focus on female youths. It is often assumed that young women will automatically benefit from new infrastructure without their active involvement and participation. The project aims at encouraging young women to actively participate in development initiatives that impact on their lives in their communities. At the start of the project, research will be carried out to determine the level of awareness on young women’s empowerment vis-a-vis their skills and employment status. Young women will then be equipped with knowledge of small scale business techniques after which they would be provided with startup kits to set up their own business or be place into jobs.

Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

Development Goal: To promote equal opportunities for young women as participants of development.

Key Outcomes:

  •  To equip young women with knowledge and skills that will empower them.
  •  To ensure young women’s participation in the development of their communities


Baseline research on young women' skills and employment status in the selected districs

• Gender sensitization of 120 youths in the selected district

• 7S young women trained in small scale business in the elected districk

• Provision of 75 start -  up kits for young women involved in the small scale business in selected districts

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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Sierra Leone or the lead agency for the programme.

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