Strengthening women led efforts to promote women’s property and


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A project supported by Oxfam GB in Sierra Leone. It's overall key change objective is to improve the status of women in Sierra Leone through; access and control to economic resources and opportunities including land and other tangible property, over basic social services and public governance; reducing their vulnerability to violence and abuse; and ensuring that development interventions are relevant and accountable to women as well as men and girls as well as boys.

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Strengthening women led efforts to promote women’s property and

  1. 1. Strengthening women-led efforts to promote women’s property and literacy rights in Sierra Leone A project supported by Oxfam, GB
  2. 2. PROJECT’S OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Improve women community members and traditional leaders’ awareness of women's property ownership rights and their links to literacy rights </li></ul><ul><li>Increase women leaders literacy levels and conduct functional literacy training improving literacy for other women in their communities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase women’s leadership and advocacy skills, lead community advocacy actions on women's property & literacy rights and network to monitor and seek redress for violations of women's property rights </li></ul><ul><li>Empower women's networks to lead a broad partnership campaigning for policy and legal framework development to enhance protection of women's property and literacy rights </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project Implementation Areas <ul><li>Koinadugu (Kabala) </li></ul><ul><li>Kailahun </li></ul><ul><li>Kono </li></ul><ul><li>In Kabala, Oxfam is working with FAWE to </li></ul><ul><li>train and raise awareness at grassroots, </li></ul><ul><li>community and district level on women’s </li></ul><ul><li>property ownership and literacy rights. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Musukura Samura <ul><li>Musukura Samura, is 27 years old lady is one of the women beneficiaries of the above project and part of the many women in Sierra Leone suffering from practices that are not supporting women’s empowerment and property ownership. Musu is attending farming technique and catering classes at the Fawe center in Kabala </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ When I heard that this project is teaching new skills to women like me I did not hesitate to come. I’m following agricultural and literacy training as I want to have my own activity to develop myself and support my children’s education… I do not want to depend on anybody. This training is a one- year and we are at the third month now. At least the training is helping me to interact with other women who also went through the similar challenge that I faced”.   “ When I graduate from this training, I’m planning to have my own garden and will then grow some vegetables for selling. FAWE will provide us with starters’ kits” . When the war started, my husband and I had to flee to Kabala. “ He has then taken as his own property our house that we built together during our three years of marriage. He contributed towards the building from what he earned from his job and I contributed from what I earned from the petty trading I was doing” “ I had to struggle to take care of our 2 children”.
  6. 6. Women supported by the project practising agric techniques in their garden <ul><li>In addition to raising communities awareness on women’s property ownership and literacy rights, FAWE is also supporting women with training on farming techniques and catering </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some of the women in catering class
  8. 8. <ul><li>Many of these women have lost their husbands during the war; some have been victims of sexual abuse and have dropped out of school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The FAWE skill training is free and the center has a nursery for their babies. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ I don’t want my two girls to suffer what I went through. I’m working hard to get them educated, know their rights and I will not accept to get them married early” . </li></ul>With the Literacy and property rights Musu knows that nothing will be like before and this project will help her and others to make change happen in their lives. She is now aware that she has a right to the property of her husband and will not allow him to take it away like her first husband did.