UN Women-WCA congratulates the evaluators for having conducted one of the rare evaluations at national policy level. The evaluation provided timely insights and lessons learned, useful for implementation of the SLE Policy on how successful the approaches, strategies and practices have worked since the National Action Plan was adopted in 2010; thereby drawing out key results and achievements; having examined the set indicators and partnerships between institutions and CSOs actively involved in the designing and implementation of the National Action Plan.
With the renewed commitment of UNW-SL, the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender, Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) and SILNAP National Steering Committee welcomes the findings of the End of Plan Evaluation for the Sierra Leone National Action Plan Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and 1820 (SILNAP). The evaluation was able to determine how state and non-state institutions have been able to promote women’s participation through enablement strategies such as capacity building, coordination and ownership, prevention of gender-based violence, prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence; and protect women from sexual and gender-based violence. The recommendations include promoting the safety and self-reliance of girls and women, full access to legal assistance , Enforcement of legislations like the three gender justice laws and Building short- and long-term training programmes to strengthen the capacities of local resources (community groups, traditional and religious leaders, men, youth and survivors of SGBV) to identify, create awareness of and put in place community-based strategies and resources for response could helped to compliment the efforts of mainstream justice system