Sierra Leone

Women’s Forum for Human Rights & Democracy (WOFHRAD-SL)

Women’s Forum for Human Rights & Democracy (WOFHRAD-SL) is a rights based organization founded by women, led by women. Their majority female staff works to lift up the voices and the lives of women and girls in the culturally diverse district of Bombali. They are committed to making sure that programs have the best interest of women and girls. They demonstrate that commitment by consulting women and goals in both the design and the implementation of the program. Girls who participate in their girls clubs are confident, articulate, and proactive in standing up and speaking out in the community and on radio on the issues that affect their lives. The girls have increased knowledge on their sexuality and on safeguarding issues. The arts and crafts (soap making, beadwork) sessions now provide an income stream for girls.