The Mano River Women Peace Network (MARWOPNET-SL) wrapped up a successful day-long engagement in Pujehun District on Friday, 19th April 2024. The event aimed to bolster peace and security by enhancing women’s involvement across eleven selected districts in Sierra Leone.

Various stakeholders including women, youth, civil society activists, disabled, and paramount chiefs convened at Ndeleh Hall Growth Center in Pujehun Town for the event.

Facilitators Amie Kemokai and Sylvanus Karim highlighted legislative advancements, such as the Gender Equality Women Empowerment (GEWE) Act, which mandates increased women’s participation in government and sectors.

Additionally, Ibrahim Borgiwa Swaray, chairman of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Pujehun District emphasized the significance of the Customary Land Rights Act 2022 in safeguarding women’s land rights.

Madam Catherine Bureh, representing the 50-50 Group, underscored the importance of such engagements in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment efforts. The event showcased Sierra Leone’s commitment to promoting women’s participation in sustainable peace and security.