Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone (GESL) is a feminist-based organization in Sierra Leone that nurtures and enhances the leadership skills of young girls to become effective advocates and social change agents in their communities.

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Are you an organization that works with girls, or do you know a 10-12 year-old who would be interested in attending our new IGNITE Virtual E-Learning series?

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Did you know GESL launched Sierra Leone's first feminist lecture and podcast series?

5 Things Our Girls Enjoy
About Our Programming


Our girls say Mentorship by female mentors in our program helps them remain in school! 


Our girls say our Leadership programs have helped them become more self confident, aware of themselves and assume leadership roles.


Our girls gain  Technology skills  needed to help them grow ,  this is a resource most girls in secondary schools in Sierra Leone do not have access to.


Our girls become change agents and activists and are better equipped to identify problems and develop solutions  those problems both on the community and national levels.

Sisterhood & Feminist Relationships

Our girls have fun in our program and build lasting sisterhood and feminist relationships with their peers who they would have never met, and spread this sisterhood  to other girls who are not in our program

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GESL Welcomes New Program Manager Lindsay Sesay!

February 25, 2020

GESL Teammember Cheryl Attends African Women's Leadership Institute Conference!

February, 2020

Moiyattu Banya Featured in The Guardian Nigeria!

December 19, 2019

#DidYouKnow GESL Does Workshops Year-Round?

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GESL nurtures and enhances the leadership skills of  young girls to become effective advocates and social change agents in their communities.  




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Affiliations and Conflict of Interest Policy 

GESL is a not for profit community-based organization. The members of the Board of Directors, Advisory Board and any Employees as well as Partners of GESL shall avoid political affiliations and conflicts of interest which may suggest the appearance of impropriety on the part of the organization.