Improving access to information


Rate of illiteracy among women in rural communities in Sierra Leone

Knowledge is power. Without access to information and informed dialogue, those unaware of their rights cannot take effective action to challenge injustices and improve their lives. Access to trusted information paired with the ability to convert information into knowledge and action is key to alleviating the problems inherent in vulnerable rural populations around the world.

Through its extensive communication network and with the support of key collaborators, Media Matters for Women improves daily life for rural women and girls in Sierra Leone. We help to build resiliency, persistence, and empowerment that will only grow in intensity for generations to come. Each week, our work reaches thousands of rural women facing inequality, discrimination, and poverty.

Our audio format meets the challenge of high illiteracy in rural communities in Sierra Leone.

Improving access to information