Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Bio, received a prestigious award from the West Africa Youth Assembly during the opening session of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) Summit.

The Trailblazer Award recognized her unwavering commitment to protecting, supporting, and empowering women and girls across Africa.

This notable accolade celebrates Dr. Bio’s outstanding contributions in championing gender equality and promoting the rights and well-being of women and girls. Her impactful initiatives, both locally and globally, have garnered widespread recognition and applause.

One of Dr. Bio’s most recognized initiatives is the “Hands Off Our Girls” campaign. This impactful movement tackles critical issues like gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy, and child marriage in Sierra Leone. Through this campaign, she has championed stricter laws and policies, raised awareness, and provided crucial support services for vulnerable women and girls.

The award also acknowledges Dr. Bio’s consistent advocacy on international platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly. Here, she champions initiatives aimed at advancing gender equality and empowering women across the African continent.