What we do

AdvocAid provides free, holistic and targeted legal aid for girls and women in conflict with the law in Sierra Leone, supporting them from police station to court. As well as ensuring women have access to justice, we educate them on their legal rights, and provide detainee support, education and moving forward programmes to make women stronger and more empowered upon release.

Alongside legal interventions, we advocate for change in Sierra Leone’s archaic legal system, highlight key issues and human rights abuses through reports and research and maintain a very visible presence that holds the police, correctional centres and courts accountable in their roles as keepers of justice.

We have extensive experience in responding to Sierra Leone’s legal, human rights and gender based challenges, designing programmes and campaigns that are targeted, innovative and impactful.

Rights Awareness

Rights Awareness

AdvocAid works across Sierra Leone to ensure girls and women are aware of and know about their legal and human rights, and have the confidence to assert them when confronted by the law.
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Supporting Detainees

Supporting Detainees

This programme provides incarcerated girls and women with welfare support when behind bars. Welfare packages are delivered every three months and include items such as sanitary towels and toiletries.
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Research + Advocacy

Research + Advocacy

A lot of what needs to change isn’t the girls and women we support, but the system and society they’re trapped within. We seek to change this in the long term through advocating for changes to the legal and welfare system, lobbying for amendments to laws and campaigning for social changes for women.

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