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_2014.docx'First UK Ebola items distribution report' from MAGE SL2015_uk_donation_final_activity_report-.docx'2015 UK items distribution report' from MAGE SL
Some press coverage of 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.
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).