Our Stories

The stories of the women we work with best demonstrate the holistic support we provide to girls and women in Sierra Leone, ensuring they have access to justice, are provided with rehabilitative support whilst in detention and understand the rights they are entitled to.

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Fatmata's story

In 2015, one of AdvocAid’ Western Area paralegals provided vital Legal Aid to Fatmata (name changed to protect her identity), a resident in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. AdvocAid has a strong presence in this region, with three Paralegals and two Duty Counsel Lawyers based there, providing support to women and girls in conflict with the law. It is a densely populated area and contains extremes of the very wealthy, and the very poor.

 

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Isatu's story

In 2014, AdvocAid was involved in representing a lady called Isatu (name changed to protect her identity) who was standing trial for murder in the Freetown Magistrates Court. Isatu is 22 years old, and has one son.

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Favour’s story

Favour’s story is a sad one that really serves to highlight the patriarchal force under which so many women in Sierra Leone live. AdvocAid first became aware of Favour (name changed to protect identity) when she was on remand at a Freetown Police Station for Perverting the Course of Justice, during Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak in 2014/15.

 

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Resources and Materials

The cases we work on inspire the production of resources that can create awareness and help other organisations to support women

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