Welcome to Society for Democratic Initiative SDI online. Our vision is to see a transparent, accountable and right free Sierra Leone.
The goal of SDI is also to ensure accountability and transparency in governance, advocating for the promotion and protection of people's right with emphasis on women and children's rights. SDI operates presently in four districts in the country.
Lawyers across Africa gathered in Freetown Sierra Leone on the 23rd and 24th of August, 2012 for the first African Regional Lawyers’ Conference on Defending Civil Society Organizations in Africa. Participants included legal practitioners from private law firms, lawyers working in Civil Society Organizations, members of the CSOs and representative of World Movement for Democracy, Washington, D.C. The objectives of the conference were to discuss the common trend of rights violations experienced by the CSOs and to seek the commitment of lawyers in Africa towards the defense of the civil society. The conference also sought to develop a continental framework for the defence of CSOs will ensure that CSOs operate in an atmosphere of freedom.