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On Friday 11 October 2019 was the launch of the EU funded project ‘‘Community Empowerment for Prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence for Women and Girls’’ in Freetown!
EU will support Development Initiative Programme and its partner Child Fund over a period of 2 years with a grant of 531,000.00 EUR to implement this ambitious project, which will focus on reducing adolescent pregnancy and child marriage.
Each year 12 million girls under 18 are married; 130 million girls worldwide are still out of school; and approximately 15 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 have experienced forced sexual activity. The EU is committed to continue its full support to see progress and not regress, for girls and women to achieve gender equality.
An important milestone has been reached in Parliament ! By adopting and launching the Bo Declaration, Members of the 5th Parliament have committed to work in harmony irrespective of political affiliation, to promote genuine and sincere consultations, to respect parliamentary procedures, to depoliticise the administration of the Parliament and to engage broadly with political parties and other stakeholders on parliamentary decision making processes.