Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Harriet Turay, President of Sierra Leone's advocacy "50-50 Group, has lamented the poor female participation in the country's post-conflict politics ahead of the 11 August general elections.
She told journalists here Tuesday that political parties had not responded to the "vigorous campaign undertaken by the UN, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the political party registration Commission and civil society organisations for equal representation of women in the coming elections.
"In keeping with the goal of attaining equal representation in parliament, the 50-50 Group is advocating for at least 30 percent representation in parliament.
But from the look of things, it seems a distant dream," Turay said.
Meanwhile, the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), in collaboration with the civil society, women advocacy group, 50/50, is supporting national artists to organise a sensitisation concert seeking to promote women's participation in the forthcoming elections.
The musical concert dubbed "Salone women on the wheel: Road to equality," is planned for 30 June at Freetown's National Stadium.