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Yesterday was the launch of the EU funded project "Beyond Politics of Men: Empowering Women to be Effective Political Actors in Sierra Leone".
This ambitious project to be implemented by 50/50 Group aims to improve the capacity and confidence of women to participate in political and public life and to create an enabling environment for increased participation of female members of political parties in political structures.
Over the next 36 months, the € 820,000 project will target 225 women politicians including current MP's and councillors, members of the All Political Parties Women Association (APPWA), the female wings of political parties and the leadership of political parties in the three project districts of Kenema, Kambia and Tonkolili.
Promoting gender equality and political participation and representation of women in decision-making processes at all levels are important objectives of the EU in Sierra Leone !