#Sierra Leone

  • Article: Sierra Leone Is Banning Pregnant Girls From Going to School
    Girls & Women

    Sierra Leone Is Banning Pregnant Girls From Going to School

    Aug. 24, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Burundi also banned pregnant girls from attending school earlier this year. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone Launches Program to Give 1.5 Million Children Free Education
    Education

    Sierra Leone Launches Program to Give 1.5 Million Children Free Education

    By Joanna Prisco|Aug. 23, 2018

    The free education program will be phased over five years and waives tuition fees. Read more

  • Article: 6 African Youth Activists You Need to Know
    Girls & Women

    6 African Youth Activists You Need to Know

    By Jana Sepehr  and  Seneo Mwamba|Aug. 17, 2018

    These trailblazing young activists are making waves across Africa. Read more

  • Article: This Former Child Sex Worker Has Helped More Than 40 Women Escape Prostitution
    Girls & Women

    This Former Child Sex Worker Has Helped More Than 40 Women Escape Prostitution

    Feb. 6, 2018|Voice of America

    It’s estimated there could be up to 300,000 female commercial sex workers in Sierra Leone. Read more

  • Article: 8 Countries Where FGM Has Affected Over 80% of Women
    Girls & Women

    8 Countries Where FGM Has Affected Over 80% of Women

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 25, 2018

    200 million girls have undergone it globally, but these countries are the worst offenders. Read more

  • Article: This 709-Carat Diamond Just Sold for $6.5M – And All  Profits Will Go Back to Sierra Leone
    Citizenship

    This 709-Carat Diamond Just Sold for $6.5M – And All Profits Will Go Back to Sierra Leone

    By Andrew McMaster|Dec. 5, 2017

    “What’s the value of the life of a child of Sierra Leone? What’s the price of clean water?” Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone's First Lady Reveals Her Plan to End Child Marriage in Her Country
    Girls & Women

    Sierra Leone's First Lady Reveals Her Plan to End Child Marriage in Her Country

    Oct. 25, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The first lady was the first to propose a meeting of African leaders to eradicate child marriage. Read more

  • Article: After a Deadly Mudslide, Sierra Leone Will Vaccinate Over 500K Against Cholera
    Health

    After a Deadly Mudslide, Sierra Leone Will Vaccinate Over 500K Against Cholera

    By Gabriella Canal|Sept. 7, 2017

    With limited access to clean water and sanitation, cholera could “spread like wildfire.” Read more