The SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone launched a BRIDGE workshop, entitled Gender and Elections Workshop, took place in Freetown from 4th -7th September 2018.
The event tailored specifically for NEC staff, fifteen participants from NEC-HQ and districts offices attended this course.
The workshop module was customised from the gender module, introduction and the Voter Education Module of the BRIDGE curriculum. The workshop was part of the post-election activities highlighted by NEC in their Action Plan to strengthen the awareness of the staff in gender related terms and actions.
The agenda included: the source of international standard, Sex and gender definitions gender terms, women in politics, Special measures-CEDAW, electoral system overview, temporary special measures, gender mainstreaming strategy for EMB, women candidates Barriers, electoral awareness approaches for women voters and EVAW in election. All topics were covered successfully
The participant’s evaluation for the workshop was very good.
Below is the summary of the participants’ answers which gives a comprehensive view on the participants’ appreciation of the course.
What is the single most important/useful thing that you have learnt during the workshop?
What can be improved on the course?
Do you have any additional comments?