On 25 June 2019 Purposeful Productions, in partnership with the Black Tuesday Movement, The Aberdeen Women's Centre, Femme Collective, Girls Plus, Smart Women's Initiative, 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone, Salone Adolescent Girls Network, LAWYERS, and several other civil society and private institutions announced the Survivor Solidarity Fund. The fund is aimed at mobilising resources from Sierra Leone to assist with efforts to end rape and all forms of sexual violence.
Every single Leone/£/$ raised will go directly to groups living and fighting on the frontlines of the crisis.
The Fund will be housed at Purposeful, a Sierra Leonean founded and headquartered international organisation with a track-record of multi-million dollar fundraising and grant-making across the world. Purposeful will cover the administrative costs of running the fund as an institutional act of solidarity.
The Fund will be Co-Chaired by journalists and women's rights campaigners Isha Sesay and Asmaa Jones. Several leading campaigners in the fight against sexual and gender based violence in Sierra Leone will also be a part of the Fund's board including Fatmata Sorie (LAWYERS); Josephine Kamara (Purposeful); Martin Michael (MERCURY); Haja Alima Abdallah (50/50 Group); Dr. Aisha Fofana Ibrahim (Academic/FBC Gender Department) and Dr. Bintu Mansaray (Medical Consultant, Rainbo).
The fund will support essential lifesaving and life-sustaining services for survivors of sexual violence beginning with Rainbo Initiative, Aberdeen Women’s Centre, L.A.W.Y.E.R.S and Smart Women Initiative
To donate or learn more about the Survivor Solidarity fund please visit www.survivorsfund.carrd.co