Freetown, 09 March, 2022 / 4:08 pm (ACI Africa).
The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is working through the “Yellow ribbon campaign”, an empowerment project that is aimed at boosting the representation of Sierra Leonean women in parliament and in the country’s local councils.
In Tuesday, March 8 report, Trócaire officials say that the campaign seeks to unite women in Sierra Leone to be a strong force that cannot be taken for granted in politics, a force that will initiate change.
“The Yellow Ribbon Campaign is growing in political influence with the women of Sierra Leone uniting and becoming a force for change that can no longer be ignored,” Trócaire leadership says in the report.
Made up of civil societies and women empowerment groups in the West African country, the campaign that Trócaire supports is the driving force behind a proposed government bill in Sierra Leone seeking to empower women politically.
Trócaire makes reference to the new gender equality and women’s empowerment bill under Sierra Leone’s ministry of gender and children’s affairs, which “is calling for 30 percent of parliamentary seats and cabinet positions to be held by women in the West African state.”