The Fifty – Fifty group of Sierra Leone has organized a ‘Madeline K Albright grant” national gender-sensitive workshop for female Councilors on advocacy and lobbying.
Speaking at the British Council Hall on Saturday, past President and Founder of 50/50 group, Dr Nemata Eshun Walker, said that, the aim of her group is to ensure equity of political power between men and women in public life.
She added that, the group is non partisan, campaigning for more women in politics and public life through training and advocacy.
She further stated that, women continue to be seriously under represented in political life in Sierra Leone, adding that women make up 52% of the population, but only few are represented.
Dr Nemata pointed out that the training aims to empower women through skills training to enable them enter the political arena and other decision-making bodies with confidence.
President of the group Harriet Turay, pointed out that without women their work would not go forward; admonishing them to work together to advocate and lobby for the 30% quota.
Abator Thomas gave a presentation on how female Councilors should lobby and advocate for their voices to be heard.
Participants who attended the program expressed gratitude to the group and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for building their capacity and encouraging women to work side by side with men.