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Added on: May 14, 2012

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2019

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AdvocAid - supporting justice, education and reintegration for women in detention in Sierra Leone

AdvocAid works with girls and women caught up in Sierra Leone’s often unjust legal system. We are the only organisation in West Africa providing holistic access to justice via free legal representation, education empowerment, detainee support and a moving forward programme, ensuring detainees leave as stronger women with brighter prospects.


Daniel Eyre

Executive Director at AdvocAid, a Sierra Leonean organisation providing paralegal (and other) support to women in conflict with the law.

Sierra Leone

Erika Hayes

I am an Irish lawyer working on access to justice for women and girls with a local NGO, AdvocAid, in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone


A human rights activist ,community mobilizer and programmer ,Passionate about women;s rights and empowerment

Sierra Leone

Joanna Howarth

Sierra Leone

Meg Gould

Hi, I am an intern with AdvocAid, a legal organisation based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Looking forward to learning from Namati's many resources as I complete my internship and return to law school in the US.

Sierra Leone

Namsa Thoronka

Am Namsa Ruth Thoronka a Bsc. holder in peace and conflict studies and am presently working as a paralegal at AdvocAid. Have always had the desire to work with people especially on issues of human right and gender equality and I love empowering people. In that regard am hard working, focused, dedicated and very passionate about my job and the role I play in the Justice sector and the empowerment of women and girls.

Sierra Leone

Rebecca Wood

Executive Director of AdvocAid - supporting justice, education and reintegration for women in detention in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Sabrina Mahtani

I am a lawyer from Zambia and the UK and have spent the past decade in West Africa. I co-founded AdvocAid, a holistic organization providing access to justice, education and empowerment for women and girls in Sierra Leone. In particular, we work with incarcerated women and sex workers. I currently work with Amnesty International covering Anglophone West Africa. My expertise is in women impacted by the criminal justice system and I look forward to connecting, and supporting, members of the Network who are working on these issues. Currently I am a fellow at Harvard Law School and doing some research on women's incarceration across Africa.

Sierra Leone

Simitie Lavaly

Sierra Leone