#Sierra Leone

  • 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

  • Article: A Mudslide in Sierra Leone Just Wiped Away Hundreds of Homes and People
    Environment

    A Mudslide in Sierra Leone Just Wiped Away Hundreds of Homes and People

    By Colleen Curry|Aug. 15, 2017

    “The disaster is so serious that I myself feel broken.” Read more

  • Article: FGM Victims Go Under the Knife Again — This Time to Rebuild Their Lives
    Girls & Women

    FGM Victims Go Under the Knife Again — This Time to Rebuild Their Lives

    By Meghan Werft|March 22, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    “Plastic surgeons have a crucial role to play in this recovery.” Read more

  • Article: 4 Incredible Women Defying Adversity That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
    Girls & Women

    4 Incredible Women Defying Adversity That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    March 8, 2017

    From Nepal to Sierra Leone, these women are towers of resilience in their communities. Read more