In a position paper presented by Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) to the Constitutional Review Committee, it is stated that the government should repeal Section 27(4)(d)and (e) and create affirmative social and economic benefits for women over a 25 year period.
Speaking to the chair of the committee, Justice Edmund Cowan at Youyi Building in Freetown, the Executive Director of Carl, Ibrahim tommy said the inequality gap between men and women is embarrassingly huge. He stated that the new constitution should legitimise affirmative action or positive discrimination. This, according to him, empowers the state to put in place measures aimed at creating equal access to basic social and economic services.
Another recommendation made by this institution in this [...]