The SNEC-UNDP and NEC Sierra Leone Launched a BRIDGE workshop- Gender and Elections Workshop, took place in Freetown from 30th July-2nd August 2018.
The event brought together a diverse group of Sierra Leonean stakeholders in the electoral process notably; Civil Society Organisations, Security Forces, Women organisations and Religious Authorities to enhance their knowledge of gender and elections.
The workshop module was customised from the gender module 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.
The agenda included: importance of election, introduction to legal framework and source of international standard, CEDAW, sex and gender definitions, electoral system overview, temporary special measures, access to electoral process, developing access strategy and identifying key barriers, electoral awareness approaches and EVAW in election. All topics were covered
Eighteen participants attended the training, 4 of them were men.
The participant’s evaluation for the workshop was very good/excellent.
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?