News and updates from Sierra Leone

On this page you can find news and updates from our partners in Sierra Leone.

  • MAGE joins fight against Ebola

    Men’s Association for Gender Equality (MAGE) have been lending a hand to the Ebola effort in Sierra Leone. The lead for MenEngage Sierra Leone Network agreed to take much needed items across the country for distribution. The materials included preventive support and symptomatic first aid treatment, as well as sanitary items, which had been donated from abroad.

    Read MAGE's reports on their Ebola activity:

    'First UK Ebola items distribution report' from MAGE SL
    Filefirst_uk_ebola_items_distribution_report_2014.docx

    '2015 UK items distribution report' from MAGE SL
    File2015_uk_donation_final_activity_report-.docx

    Some press coverage of MAGE's Ebola work:

      Press story 3 on MAGE's Ebola work

  • Towards safety and equality for women and girls

    This comparative study of gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone was led by Sonke Gender Justice. Themes include the need for a more holistic understanding of GBV, poverty and patriarchal beliefs and attitudes about male and female sexualities and their expectant gender roles.

  • GBV prevention in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone

    MenEngage Africa & Sonke Gender Justice have published a report which draws on project activities for gender-based violence prevention in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. It looks at gender relations is the role of interventions which aim to engage individual men and communities.

    from Sonke Gender Justice

Engaging men and boys to end gender-based violence: Stakeholder mapping workshops

Two ‘experience-sharing’ events were held in June 2014, in Freetown and Moyamba, co-hosted by Men’s Association for Gender Equality, Sierra Leone (MAGE-SL) and Institute of Development Studies, UK (IDS).

Freetown workshop

On June 23 and 24 2014, Men’s Association for Gender Equality, Sierra Leone (MAGE-SL) and Institute of Development Studies, UK (IDS) co-hosted an ‘experience sharing’ workshop in Freetown. 

The workshop brought together those principle activist organisations, government ministries and development agencies working to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), albeit from different angles, in Sierra Leone.

Moyamba workshop

On June 26 and 27 2014, Men’s Association for Gender Equality (MAGE-SL) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) co-hosted a second workshop on what works and does not work in addressing SGBV

Similar to the Freetown workshop, over the two days there were six sessions on: mapping participants motivations for engaging in gender justice, situating men in SGBV, identifying case studies, a stakeholder mapping, priority knowledge and key research questions.