Amnesty International Netherlands

Providing access to justice in rural Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
2007 - 2011

In Sierra Leone, women and girls suffer extremely low status and high levels of sexual- and gender-based violence, FGM, and early marriage. HDF funded Amnesty International Netherland’s Special Programme for Africa to tackle the causes of FGM/C. The initiative focused on the establishment and training of locally based Human Rights Committees, Community Dialogue or Stakeholder Forums and Community Justice Workshops; and was successful in securing follow-on funding from the Dutch Government.