Parliament meets the people in Sierra Leone

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01 June 2022
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Parliament meets the people in Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone, we have helped make sure citizens can access parliament and understand its work, through initiatives from open days to apps. During the Parliament’s recent Open Day, WFD gave access to several people to learn about the work of WFD and Parliament. It was a chance for advocates to meet the Speaker

WFD helps decision-makers include people who are often overlooked so that everyone’s voice is heard and no one is left behind. In Sierra Leone, we have helped make sure citizens can access parliament and understand its work, through initiatives from open days to apps.

The support of WFD to link the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues and the Speaker of Parliament is bringing more people closer to parliament, especially people with who are often overlooked who face extra barriers to parliamentary inclusion and participation.

This initiative is part of many efforts to help Parliament achieve its vision for a People’s Parliament. Recently, for example, WFD partnered with the legislature in developing and unveiling the institution’s service charter. The service charter outlines the commitment of the Sierra Leone Parliament in being a more open and accessible institution to the public. The charter details how citizens can seek and obtain information about their Parliament.

For more information, please contact Wurie Bah – Programmes Coordinator – WFD Sierra Leone by email at Wurie.Bah@wfd.org.

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