Sierra Leone Govt Passes Ground-Breaking Law On Women’s Rights

President Julius Maada Bio apologised to women for past mistreatment, saying, “For so long, we haven’t been fair to you.” According to the law, women must hold a minimum of 30% of positions in both the public and private sectors. Women have been “crying” out for this change “for years,” according to the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs. Many Tarawalli stated that the measure was significant to women in Sierra Leone and that no other sub-Saharan African nations had approved a similar statute.