SIERRA LEONE: 50-50 Trains Women On Leadership

Monday, August 2, 2010
Concord Times
Western Africa
Sierra Leone
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights

Women in the Regent community have benefited from a capacity building training on leadership organized by the 50/50 group.

Outgoing president of 50/50, Harriet Turay said since the formation of the organization some years back, they have succeeded in training women across the country to take active part in politics and nation building, adding, "We have also helped to develop the confidence of women to serve as role models in society."

She said the training targeted women leaders and civil society activists who are well known in their communities and have the potential to help bring about development. "The training is being conducted across the country. Our aim is to enable women come forward and make their voices heard," she said.

Mrs. Turay noted that the training was conducted in collaboration with enhancing the interaction and interface between civil and the state to improve poor people's lives, ENCISS. She highlighted sources of accountability, access to justice and the culture of impunity, the role of women in politics and the three gender laws as some of the trainings already provided for women.

"We hope that participants will be able to teach other women in their communities," she noted.