Educating and Empowering Women in Sierra Leone

Search for Common Ground
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 20:00
Western Africa
Sierra Leone
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Initiative Type: 

Women are generally overlooked in Sierra Leone, with girls' and women's education being a low priority for families. As a result, little economic, social or political opportunity is available to them, giving them no avenue for participation in civil society.

This education fund will supplement the tuition costs of girls and women seeking to finish their secondary schooling and pursue post-secondary education opportunities, preparing them for to contribute to their nation's development. This project will support women's efforts to improve their skills and further their education by supplementing their tuition costs. Recipients will pursue courses that prepare them to play a role in the economic, social, and political development of Sierra Leone.

With education, women can better engage in dialogue and constructive development of the nation, thereby allowing them to play a significant role in bringing peace to their country.

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