A Growing Voice: Women in Sierra Leone

Nov 10, 2011, 04:27 PM, Kailahun, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone

If it's been a long and difficult road for Sierra Leone to emerge from the shadows of its decade-long civil war, it's been an even longer journey for Sierra Leonean women to make their voices heard. But now things are changing...

When communications officer Antoinette Powell visited some of the communities where they are working, she found that with the help of local organisations Network Movement for Justice and Development and the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone, women are not simply speaking out but are beginning to take the lead in building a stronger future for their communities.