Breaking the Barriers: Sierra Leonean women on the march

Publication date

07 Feb 2008

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Women in Sierra Leone are under-represented in politics and over-represented among poor people. This paper describes the activities of two projects - the Women In Leadership project and its successor, the Promoting A Culture of Equal Representation project - that have aimed to increase the numbers of women in local and national government. In so doing, they have helped female election candidates to overcome some of the considerable barriers facing them.