The Black Tuesday Movement

After media personality and campaigner, Asmaa James, led a group of young women and men in black to protest the horrific rates of sexual violence in Sierra Leone – a movement was born. The Black Tuesday movement is a feminist space for dialogue, healing, and direct and collective action. A movement that has gained unprecedented support and unparalleled wins in Sierra Leone over the last 2 years.

Since its inception, Purposeful has been providing Rapid Response Funding, coordination and communications support to the movement. Mobilising for and as survivor leaders, we continue to call on the Government of Sierra Leone, social institutions, traditional leadership and the international donor community to support a survivor centric vision to end sexual violence in our lifetimes


Hosted by Purposeful and convened by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights.

The 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights


27 June–1 July 2022