As our mainly male Sierra Leonean delegate marches into the 31 AU Summit in Mauritania, it is refreshing to watch an event focused on women in power and women’s empowerment. By the composition of the people who are there representing Sierra Leone, we know that gender equality is the least on their minds.
However, we hope that President Bio and his men entourage would learn a thing or two from this particular event, and return to Sierra Leone inspired to rethink their approach to gender equality in our nation.
As aptly put by Africa’s foremost Feminist President, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, “Gender equality is common sense.”
In our view, African leaders who fail to employ this common sense in their leadership are a failed leaders.