Country Sierra Leone
Year 2010 - 2013
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The government of has developed and adopted the National Gender Strategic Plan in 2010.The development of the Strategic Plan involved extensive regional and rural consultations to ensure a broadbased ownership.  There was consultation also with the Parliamentarians to ensure their support in moving forward with resolutions.

The Strategic Plan provides a framework for the implementation of all gender-related programmes in Sierra Leone with special focus on women's advancement and gender equality. 

The priority areas/issues of the Strategic Plan are as follows:

1. Capacity Building, Management and Oversight;

2. Women's participation in Governance; 

3. Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights;

4. Research, Documentation and ICT;

5. Women's Empowerment; and

6. Gender Budgeting and accountability.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sierra Leone to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010