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Women Debate Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment Act Today

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Women Debate Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment Act Today

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The National Political Debates Committee will today 19th January, 2023, at the Brookfields Hotel, hold a Women’s Public Debate on the Role of Political Parties in Implementing the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Act 2022.

The Debate will discuss various topics but will particularly focus on ‘the role political parties play in ensuring the implementation of the GEWE Act 2022; and political parties’ role in promoting the inclusion and active participation of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in political parties.

Speaking to AYV last evening, one of the Speakers at today’s event, Mrs. Mariama Munia Zombo, representing the Sierra Leone People’s Party Women’s Council said she is well capacitated to thrill the audience with achievements her political party has made in the topics under review.

She said delivering talks on the above topics will be an easy ride for her, especially with the many achievements her political party has recorded before, during and after assuming governance.

On 15th November, 2022 the Sierra Leone Parliament enacted into law, the Bill entitled “The Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act 2022”, for the development of Sierra Leone.

The Bill seeks to address the gender imbalances by making provision for increased elective positions for women, to provide for the promotion of gender equality in employment and training, to provide for the implementation of gender mainstreaming and budgeting, to provide for financial institutions to prescribe procedures for the improvement of women’s access to finance and to provide for other related matters.

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