32.7 C
Sierra Leone
Sunday, January 29, 2023

HRCSL, LEWAF Partner on Children, Women Rights

HomeAYV NewsHRCSL, LEWAF Partner on Children, Women Rights

HRCSL, LEWAF Partner on Children, Women Rights

Date:

Related stories

ReNIP to Hold Lower-Level Elections This Weekend

The Republic National Independent Party (ReNIP), will tomorrow 28th...

Multi-Purpose Biometric Identity Cards Set to be Launched

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio will officially...

Health Ministry Engages AYV Staff on the Need for COVID Vaccination

The Health Education Division at the Ministry of Health...

Parliament Votes Against Annulment of Public Elections Rules

Following a motion brought by the Leader of the...

 

LEWAF is a group of women petty traders and market women from Western Area Urban and Western Area Rural on community based justice advocacy. The organization was at the HRCSL to explain its plans and highlight some areas of concern to assist the communities they operate on law and human rights.

The Group’s resolution to end impunity around rape, sexual penetration and early girl child marriage encompasses the increase in the number of prosecutions and conviction rates, end all forms of compromise of gender based cases and a call on parliament to ratify the proposed revision to the Sexual Offences Act 2012.

Welcoming the Group, Chairperson of HRCSL, Patricia Narsu Ndanema said the Commission felt very excited seeing women coming together to promote human rights issues in their respective communities in women and children’s rights protection. She also extended collaboration to them in areas undertaken by the HRCSL on legal education, public education in communities and schools on child marriage.

Vice Chairperson, Victor Lansana lauded the strategies undertaken by the organization in empowering women and capacity building in their various communities. He also assured them of HRCSL’s support in the area of capacity building.

Commissioner Simitie Lavaly explained to them the statutory role played by the HRCSL and its position paper on the Sexual Offences Amendment Act whilst Commissioner Dr. Gassan Abess emphasized that since the organization understands the people they work with in their communities, there is need for collaboration between them and the HRCSL.

LEWAF calls on Human Rights Commission to end compromise on gender based cases.

Business News

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

NPPA Releases First Quater 2023 Public Procurement Price Norm

The Board, Management and Staff of the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), with appropriation to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of...