WAVES was established to address some of the huge gaps in the provision of justice and social services for women survivors of violence in Sierra Leone following the civil war.
WAVES is a Sierra Leonean NGO established in 2005, which works with women and children to eradicate poverty and injustice. WAVES raises awareness of women’s rights and their needs within the community. They also support women to participate in community discussions, campaign for policy change and become leaders in addressing issues that affect women and girls.
Its vision is a non-violent, non-discriminatory, and non-exploitative environment for women and children in Sierra Leone. It works in partnership with other like-minded organisations to achieve and influence positive change in their communities. WAVES operates in the Southern region, in and around the city of Bo.