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Goals and Objectives

The following are the broad goals and objectives of the ministry as a whole:

  • Assess, evaluate and address the welfare situation generally in the country in so far as it affects vulnerable      groups.
  • Register, trace, reunify and reintegrate unaccompanied children and children associated with the fighting forces with their families and communities:
  • The reintegration of children associated with the war has officially ended, although there is still a  lapse in the exercise that is causing problems now and again.
  • Ensure the rights of children in accordance with Government’s current policies based on the United Nations Convention onthe Rights (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
  • Assist and reconcile feuding families and with special reference to the protection and welfare of their children.
  • Monitor and coordinate the activities of all voluntary/community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations  in this sector for effective welfare services to the people.
  • Promote consensus on the conceptual framework  that guides the identification of gender disparity in society and analyze the causes, on the basis of current national policy on gender mainstreaming.
  • Raise awareness and recognition of gender disparity in all sectors of society using electronics and print media, as well as interpersonal communication channels.
  • Train development planners and policy makers to use gender analysis tools to develop and orientate pictorial projects, programs and policies in the public sectors.
  • Establish a resource base for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information and statistical data on Gender  specific indicators for various ages and socio-economic categories, with a view to impact on policy formulation and programming in related Ministries.
  • Advocate for the allocation of adequate technical, financial and organizational resources within the line Ministries in order to re-orientate human development policies and programs of managers,  educators, health workers other and decision makers, in so far as they affect the closing of the Gender gap.
  • Mobilize additional resources, through UN  Agencies, Embassies and Foreign Government establishments, like the British Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat, NGOs, the private sector  and other civic groups to support programs on Gender, Women, Children,the Disabled and the Aged.
  • Advocate for the integration of women into the development process at all levels through programs and policies.
  • Work closely in collaboration with all Government Ministries and Establishments and with all national advocacy  and welfare groups like the Women’s Forum, the Network of Women Ministers      and Parliamentarians, the 50/50 group, Sierra Leone Union of Disability      Issues (SLUDI), Friendship Society of the Elderly and the Retired and the  Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).