MCLD-Sierra Leone prevents election violence

With support from One Village Partners, MCLD-Sierra Leone carried out a successful campaign to prevent violence in the run up to the June 24, 2023 general election. They carried out the following activities:

  • 9 Districts were engaged (Tonkolili, Bombali, Kambia, Falaba, Kenema, Kailahun, Kono, Wester Area Rural, and Western Area Urban).
  • 36 live radio discussions were held across Sierra Leone.
  • 40 community education meetings were conducted in the 9 districts
  • Collectively, we assumed that over 16,000 people (9,000 women and 7,000 men including youth)
  • were reached through media and community meetings across the 9 districts.
  • We assumed overall 11,000 people (6,000 women and 5,000 men including youth) were reached through the media.
  • More than 4,500 people (2,400 women and 2,100 men including youth) were directly reached
  • through community education meetings.
  • From the facilitator’s records, 850 Women collectively participated in discussions. This is a record of women who were very bold and proud to speak out to advocate for nonviolence as well as volunteer to serve as peace ambassadors in their communities.

Read the full report here!