The Humanist Watch Salone is working to strive towards the enhancement of sustainable peace and development in Sierra Leone through active participation and inclusion of marginalized populace such as women, children, youth, physically challenged and people living with HIV/AIDS in the society.
We work with local communities through the participatory rural appraisal (PRA) by assisting them identify and utilize local solutions to their challenges in the post -war period of reconstruction and development.
While working in highly devastated war affected rural communities, we are designing and implementing community-demand driven programmes through right based approach, geared towards community reintegration and empowerment in the Kailahun, and Kenema Districts.
Our target groups are women, youth, children and physically challenged persons as well as those living with HIV and AIDS. These serving groups of HUWASAL are predominantly faced with marginalization due to existing cultural beliefs and attitudes that undermine their social, economic and political status. The social marginalization of the target groups served is link to their vulnerability as it emphasizes their dependency.
The Humanist Watch Salone’s (HUWASAL) overriding aim is to create a forum for the protection and promotion of the rights of marginalized and vulnerable people through advocacy and socio-economic empowerment.
HUWASAL envisages a developed society that empowers marginalized populace and vulnerable groups to fully participate and meaningfully exercise their potential in governance and development initiatives.
•Openness and Accountability
Focus areas of intervention
HUWASAL pursues a multi-sectoral approach to development through the following interventions:
•Women’s empowerment and gender equality.
•Good governance and human rights.
•HIV/AIDS prevention and control.
•Environmental sanitation and personal hygiene promotion.
• Community development.
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