Former Sierra Leone Bar Association President Basita Micheal, has described what a huge task it is to being a woman in Sierra Leone.

She said, Women in Sierra Leone first of all lack the economic means to be truly empowered and that secondly, they are continuously being held back by culture and customs.

As a woman living in Sierra Leone, she discloses that, even though they are over 50% of the population, they lack political voice.

“Even the few women in powerful positions working hard and leading with integrity, face constant harassment and barrage of sexist behaviors”, she added.

She continued that, equality is a far cry from being a reality.

“We cannot break the bias if we don’t first break the silence on the human right violations and the intimidations women face” she ended.