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. 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.


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