SIERRA LEONE: Tedewosil Trains Young Girls on Human Rights Issues

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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A total of 20 teenage girls have benefited from a 10-day training organized by the Thorough Empowerment and Development for Women and Girls in Sierra Leone (TEDEWOSIL) in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art and Science (ICAS) in Slovenia.

Project manager of ICAS, Natasa Hrastnik said the training was aimed at broadening the knowledge of young girls on human rights issues. "We will also give them the necessary skills to participate in leadership issues in the country. Through the training, they will be able to know how to write stories and poems," she said.

TEDEWOSIL's chief executive director, Martha Chigozie said the training would ensure security, peace and development of women and girls in the country. She said her organization has succeeded in training hundreds of women across the country in leadership skills, noting that through their training, women and girls have become better leaders in their homes, communities and society.

Mrs. Chigozie thanked the ministry of foreign affairs in Slovenia for their support in making the training a success.