The Guidelines were developed to enhance the capacity of the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to investigate and prosecute Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) related offences. Building on the FSU Training Manual (2008), the Guidelines provide a user friendly tool to guide FSU staff on how to bring SGBV cases to trial, ensure effective prosecution and support the victim throughout the process in order to build the confidence of victims and witnesses in the justice system.
In a community outreach session in Kenema organized by the Family Support Unit (FSU), a branch of the Sierra Leone Police, civil society activists, community membersmore
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In November 2012, 19-year-old Patricia Saffa voted for the very first time. But the Sierra Leonean didn’t just cast a ballot – she also served asmore
Projects and Initiatives
The Access to Justice Programme builds the capacity of national institutions through the training of Police Prosecutors, Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police and members of the Judiciary. In addition, the Programme involves the development and delivery of knowledge products, community outreach and legal awareness programmes, support to advocacy for law reform and the provision of support services to victims of sexual violence. more