Women’s Partnership for Justice and Peace (WPJP)

Background: The Women’s Partnership for Justice and Peace (WPJP) was established in 2007 in Sierra Leone to empower women and girls to resist violence, protect their rights, and advocate for the transformation of oppressive structures. The vision of WPJP is a gender-just Sierra Leone where women’s human rights, economic security and political participation are guaranteed at all levels. WPJP works with local communities to design, execute, manage and evaluate participatory and community-based initiatives that advance women and girls’conditions in the deprived areas of southern Sierra Leone.
Mission: The mission of WPJP is to reduce gender discrimination and violence against women in Sierra Leone through local and national advocacy work. It also aims to strengthen women’s political participation at the local and national levels and promote women’s access to justice.
Programs: Training, capacity-building, awareness campaigns on sexual and gender-based violence and partnerships with other entities in order to eradicate violence against women and gender-based violence.