LAB to showcase implementation of SDG Goal 16

15 October 2018 - Three staff of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board including its Executive Director, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles participated in the opening session of the Fragile-to-fragile workshop on the New Deal for engagement in Fragile States on Monday, October 15 at the RaddisonBlu in Freetown. The two-day workshop is in support of the implementation of the 2030 agenda in fragile and conflict affected situations.

  Ms. Carlton-Hancles was given the opportunity to make a brief statement on the work of the Legal Aid Board in implementing Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals through the promotion of access to Justice in every corner of the country. She emphasized how the Board is working with the Ministry of Development and Economic Planning and partners in implementing Goal 16.

The New Deal Country Team comprising the Sierra Lone Association of Non-Government Organization (SLANGO), Democracy and Development Associates – Sierra Leone (DADA-SL) and other civil society organizations agreed to showcase the work of the Legal Aid Board as the success stories in the implementation of Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals in Sierra Leone.

The stakeholders in the New Deal comprising governments, civil society and donors will participate in a showcase at the Sierra Leone Labour Congress Solidarity Hall on Wednesday, October 17. They will see the Legal Aid Board at work by visiting one of its satellite Offices - the Community Advisory Bureau at Grassfield in Lumley.

They will also visit one of the partners of the Board, the Sierra Leone Youth Development and Child Link which provides support to youths injecting drugs including female sex workers. These are among key populations benefiting from a projected implemented by the Board with funding from Global Fund/National HIV/AIDS Secretariat.

on 16 October 2018