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‘They call me warrior’

The legacy of conflict and the struggle to end sexual and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone
25 Oct 15 Gender-Based Violence
Mills, E., Nesbitt-Ahmed, Z., Diggins, J., and Mackieu, T. (2015). ‘They call me warrior’:The legacy of conflict and the struggle to end sexual and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone. Institute of Development Studies: Sierra Leone.

Given the extent to which Sierra Leone’s decade-long war and people’s experiences of sexual and gender-based violence remain present in everyday life, it follows that work to foster social transformation will also need to be conducted through careful long-term engagement. This requires requires long-term transnational collective action that is sustained and sensitive, linking international development actors with local organisations to collectively ‘sow the seeds of change’ to empower women and girls in Sierra Leone, recommends this report by our partners, Men’s Association for Gender Equality – Sierra Leone (MAGE-SL).

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