What We Do...
NDI – National Democratic Institute
MPP – Men, Power & Politics – Personalize, Politicize & Strategize!
Engagement for women inclusion in democratic Governance. Since 2021 we sensitize politicians on Gender Justice to promote Women’s Rights in all 17 political parties existing in Sierra Leone.
- Women’s active participation and inclusion in executive positions of political parties and increase the number of women in parliament, councils and other political offices
- listening skills of political party leaders
- sensitize the wider popularity on personalization and politicization of politics
- to equip women with methods of presenting their issue, advocating and lobbying to ensure they are listened to
Vision: We envision a world where democracy and freedom prevail with dignity for all
Mission: We work in partnership around the world to strengthen and safeguard democratic institutions, processes, norms and values to secure a better quality of life for all!
Values: Accountability, Transparency, Equity, Inclusion, Pluralism, Civic Participation & Rule of Law
Guiding Principles: Teamwork, Partnership, Quality, Responsibility, Integrity & Respect
CPS – Civil Peace Service
Training Communities on Gender Justice to promote Women’s Rights in six different regions.
- Youn women and men are empowered to assert their rights and interest in a non-violent manner and to assume their rightful place in Sierra Leone society.
- Religious and intercultural tolerance is strengthened within the Sierra Leonean Society.
Since 2020 we’re part of the CPS-Country Program to equip young people to…
- …thrive – with respect for their health, well-being & dignity
- …develop respectful social and sexual relationship
- …reflect on the consequences of their choices for their own well-being and that of others
- …understanding their rights, demand for it and defend them
This project is funded by the Protestant Agency for Diakonie and Development for the Bread for the World (Bftw) in cooperation with the German Government.
Mitigating the negative socio-economic impact of the COVID 19 epidemic in Sierra Leone. Protestant Agency for Diakonie and Development for the Bread for the World (Bftw).
(CPS Partners Consortium, across the country)
2019 – 2021
’Accountability to achieve the sustainable Development Goals: A Human Right and Gender Justice for MenEngage Africa. Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Through: Sonke Gender Justice Network, South Africa.
(Through country network partners across the country)
2018 – 2021
Rights, Actions and Accountability: Supporting Community Mobilization and State Accountability for Gender Justice in Africa. Norwegian Agency for Development- NORAD through Sonke Gender Justice Network, South Africa.
(Freetown City slum communities and Bo district.)
Active Ongoing Member of Technical working Team: Ministry of Gender and Children’s Affairs, Government of Sierra Leone. Government of Sierra Leone, UNFPA and other Development Partners. Development and production of National Male Involvement Strategy for the Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone.
2015 – 2016
World Vision International – Consultancy to conduct Dialogue sessions with MDAs, Council Authorities, men and women on Accountability of services provided to communities and transformational masculinity in the implementation of the “Women Empowered for Leadership and Development” (WELD) project in 7 targeted districts.
(North – Koinadugu, Port Loko, Bombali, Tonkolili and East – Kono, Kailahun, Kenema.)
2014 – 2016
Actively participated in, and meaningfully contributed to, symptomatic treatment and prevention campaigns during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
2013 – 2014
Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK (IDS UK) Collaborative Research work done captioned “The Legacy of Conflict and the struggle to End Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Sierra Leone” (research published 2015 – copy available on demand)
2011 – 2013
United Nations Trust Fund through Sonke Gender Justice Network, South Africa on project titled “Engaging Men to Strengthen the Implementation of GBV Laws and Policies and Promote Gender Equality in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone”.
International Rescue Committee Sierra Leone (IRC) “Men and Women in Partnership project”- a behaviour change program to change gender norms and promote gender equality in rural communities (Kailahun and Kenema districts).
2004 – 2005
American Embassy, Democracy and Human Rights Funds (DHRF) “Engaging men and boys in transformative masculinity”
Training of other INGOs in transformative masculinity as part of the primary prevention approach. They include: Plan International, COOPI, OXFAM, Restless Development, YMCA, and International Rescue Committee (IRC) among others.
Worked with Sonke Gender Justice Network South Africa and other countries to collect and review the gender policies of Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Kenya to identify gaps and recommend to policy makers for actions when and where necessary.