Our intrepid Freetown Director Sonia Koroma led the SGUW team attending this continent wide conference held in Freetown over the last three days. They went to break out sessions on policy, legislative changes, youth activism and efforts to stop gender base violence and heard leaders from forty nations discuss women's health and human rights.
Director Koroma (left) with former Minister of Gender, Dr. Sylvia Blyden.
First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio sponsored the conference.
One last selfie to remember the conference, someone always closes their eyes right at the last minute. Director Koroma representing SGUW with members from both offices in Freetown and Bo Town, including super volunteer and all-around supporter, Chernon Barrie, our new agricultural partner, Steven Mulai and youth activists in the making, Kadiatu Conteh and Yousef ALF Banya.
Below is an article from AYVNews highlighting Vice President Jalloh's opening remarks concerning the urgency and importance of fighting gender based violence and improving access to high quality maternal and women's health.