AMNet’s Hawa Samai Bags Three Awards In One Night
Profile of Advocacy Movement Network- (AMNet)
We wish to congratulate Ms. Hawa Sally Samai and the Advocacy Movement Network (AMNet) Team, not surprisingly bagging 3 awards in one night at the 50 most influential women’s award.
- The Most outstanding Female Civil Society Activist 2019
- Most outstanding NGO 2019
- 50 Most Influential Women’s Award 2018
As a trailblazer your continuous outstanding contributions over 15 years to the sphere of influence in empowerment of women, girls and children has been proven with numerous accolades given to you over the past years to date. Evidence and impact of your work are tangible at communities, national and international levels.
- Ten districts in the western, northern, eastern and southern regions had signed the memorandum criminalizing Child FGM/C, Child Marriages: and Gender based violence against women and children. They include Koinadugu, Kambia,Port Loko, Bombali, Kailahun, Bo, Pujehun, Bonthe, Western Urban and Western Rural districts. The MoUs are now used recognized by the Government and used to enforce the ban on child FGM/C.
- 203 people living with AIDS received medical and nutritional support; while some of their children and wards also received educational support plus nutritional support. They continued to live positively with HIV/AIDS.
- 55 women trained at the Civic education center and can now read and write and have increased knowledge. Some were mentored in leadership are now councilors and one female parliamentarian.
- Over 20,000 communities’ members now trained on the code of conduct for teachers and enhanced with knowledge of girls against GBV. They can advocate for girls threatened in the school environment
- Championed the Political Tolerance Campaign in 2007 elections, pioneered the setting up of the Women’s Situation Room that agitated for peaceful election in 2012. AMNet hosted and Coordinate the Women’s Situation Room in 2018 elections.
- Trained over 50 UNICEF staffs and partners in the application of the well tested culturally sensitive tool-the intergenerational dialogued tool (IGD) across the country. Using IGD tools to challenge sensitive Sexual Gender based Violence issues and mobilization.
- Conducted survey on harmful tradition practices (Desk review) and many feasibility studies.
- Built competencies in responding to health emergencies such as the Ebola outbreak and victims of flood. Over 300 Ebola affected families were serviced as well as 58 children whose parents were EVD suspects provided with 24 hour residential care services.
- Removed over 370 children (255 girls) from unsafe and high risks environments through Family Tracing and Reunification to secured environments.
- Strengthened competencies in Life skills and Village Loans and Savings in rural communities for 10,745 women. These are now consulted and respected by men/husbands as equal earners.
- Mobilized communities to monitor over 10000 pregnant and lactating mothers
- Championed the ratification of the Maputo Protocol and the Convention of people with Disability Acts
Koinadugu, Falaba, Kambia, Port Loko, Kailahun, Moyamba, Bonthe, Western Urban and Western Rural districts celebrate this recognition.
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