Tilbage

Campaigning for women's rights and establishment of the first Sex Workers Organisation in Sierra Leone

Organisation:

Brighter Horizons

Pulje:

Civilsamfundspuljen

Bevillingstype:

Medborgerindsats

Projekt start:

01.10.2018

Projekt slut:

30.06.2019

Beviliget beløb:

295.788,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Sierra Leone

Lokale partnere:

  • Brighter Horizons Sierra Leone

Overordnede mål :

The overall objective of the intervention is to mobilise public support for women's rights, contribute to end violence against women and sex workers through capacity building of civil society organisations.

Umiddelbare mål :

The immediate objectives for the intervention are: - Strengthening of two CSO's working with and for marginalized groups in Freetown, Sierra Leone - Establishing a solid foundation for initiating advocacy work for and with marginalized groups, hereunder female sex workers - Initiating activities to illustrate/address living conditions of sex workers and women in general, e.g. in terms of violence and arbitrary arrests/abuse from police and sex customers - Creating public and especially political awareness of the target group's challenges and livelihood

Målgrupper :

There are three target groups for this intervention (non-prioritized listing): The first target group is the CSO, Brighter Horizons Sierra Leone. Within this target group are: - 15 central figures of the organisation (staff and board members - both sexes) - 30 volunteers The second target group is approximately 20 female sex workers, aged 18-30 years, to be frontrunners in the SWO. The third target group consists of the general public and local authorities/politicians. Approximately 1.2 mill. people live in Freetown, albeit the intervention will primarily target those living in selected areas in Freetown reducing the total number significantly.

Resume:

This intervention takes place in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The overall objective of the intervention is to mobilise public support for women's rights, contribute to end violence against women and sex workers through capacity building of civil society organisations. The target groups are key staff and board members of two CSO's in Freetown, female sex workers in Freetown and the general public and local authorities. The main activities are capacity building of two CSO's followed by three information campaigns in Freetown. The intervention ends with a large event on International Sex Workers Day in 2019. Risks include volunteers/staff being harassed by police or experiences of unrest on streets connected to campaigns all of which are mitigated through training and network.