Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) with support from Trocaire facilitated a day meeting on the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Policy at the Civil Service Training College-Tower Hill. The discourse on the policy was to enrich participants (CSOs Institutions working on women’s empowerment) on the current content and status of the GEWE policy.
A representative of the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs Sarah Kargbo disclosed that the long-awaited Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) policy will soon become law.
Sarah said, the GEWE policy “is on its final stages and it will soon become law.” Also, emphasizing the need for women to add their voices in order to amplify the process.
She said that some women have already shown interest to be part of the review process of the GEWE policy.
“For many years we’ve been advocating on having a document which will promote women socio-economically, however, successive governments have been making commitments, yet we’ve not seen the document. This is why CGG with support from Trocaire has decided to bring in other players on board so that we can push this agenda because it is in the interest of the women of Sierra Leone,” remarked Sahr Kendema, CGG’s Programmes Manager.
“… The ministry has set up a target to look at the critical issues, which they would like to focus on and to ensure that all the processes around gender and women’s empowerment go through a functional policy, legal and management review to ensure that they have the right caliber of people and framework to run the process,” said Marcella Samba-Sesay, CGG’s Executive Director.