Sierra Leone: Group Promoting Rights of Women Launched in Bo

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Problyn J. Alpha – AllAfrica – Thursday, 20 February 2014 (originally published 17 Feb)

A community-based organisation working on the promotion and protection of the rights of socially marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls – Women in Rights Awareness and Development (WIRAD) – has been officially launched in Bo.

Addressing her audience at the launch of the group at the Pastoral and Social Centre on New Gerihun Road in Bo, Assistant Deputy Director of Education, Bo District, Rev. Janet Kamara – who also chaired the ceremony – underscored the importance of launching the WIRAD especially in Bo as more than half of the women population in the country do not know their rights.

“Every right has its corresponding responsibility, but if women are better educated on their rights, they can meaningfully contribute to the development of the country,” said Rev. Kamara while imploring everyone, especially her womenfolk, to put their hands on deck for the success of WIRAD . . .

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