Women's Rights: Lomé Peace Agreement

ARTICLE XXVIII POST-WAR REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION

2. Given that women have been particularly victimized during the war, special attention shall be accorded to their needs and potentials in formulating and implementing national rehabilitation, reconstruction and development programmes, to enable them to play a central role in the moral, social and physical reconstruction of Sierra Leone.

Implementation History

1999

No Implementation

The accord called for special attention to women's economic roles in reconstruction efforts. There were no reports of reconstruction efforts aimed at women this year.

2000

No Implementation

No reports of reconstruction efforts aimed at women.

2001

No Implementation

No reports of reconstruction efforts aimed at women.

2002

Intermediate Implementation

On November 15th 2001, the House of Parliament passed the National Commission for Social Action Act 2001 in which special attention was given to women's economic roles, especially as heads of households, to enable them to access land for residential and agricultural purposes.1

It was reported that the micro-credit programme approved over 15,000 loans, the majority going to women.2

  • 1. "Sierra Leone; State of the Nation Symposium," Africa News, April 24, 2002.
  • 2. "Sierra Leone; NACSA's Daunting Task!," Africa News, June 13, 2002.
2003

Full Implementation

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) continued its core programs namely, the Community-Driven Programme (CDP), the Public Works Programme (PWP) and the Micro Finance Programme (MFP).3

  • 3. "Sierra Leone; National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) - Empowering Grassroots Communities (Part 1)," Africa News, August 25, 2003.
2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.