#Sierra Leone

  • Article: A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    A Sex Education App in Sierra Leone Is Working to Reduce Teen Pregnancies During COVID-19

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 16, 2020

    Experts fear a repeat of a surge in unwanted pregnancies seen during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. Read more

  • Article: In French, COVID-19 Is Feminine. What If the Cure to the Pandemic Is Also Decisively Female?

    In French, COVID-19 Is Feminine. What If the Cure to the Pandemic Is Also Decisively Female?

    From The World Bank Group|June 10, 2020

    The Académie Française has ruled that COVID is feminine. So how can women and girls turn the tide? Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone Lifts Discriminatory Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls

    Sierra Leone Lifts Discriminatory Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls

    By Catherine Caruso|March 31, 2020

    Pregnant girls will be able to attend mainstream schools for the first time in five years. Read more

  • Article: 5 Activists Leading the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

    5 Activists Leading the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 5, 2020

    Some 3 million girls in Africa risk undergoing FGM every year. Read more

  • Article: How the UN Is Tackling Maternal Mortality in the Country With the Highest Rates in the World

    How the UN Is Tackling Maternal Mortality in the Country With the Highest Rates in the World

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 10, 2020

    In Sierra Leone, one in 17 mothers face a lifetime risk of dying while giving birth. Read more

  • Article: How Safe Spaces Are Helping to Prevent Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

    How Safe Spaces Are Helping to Prevent Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    In Sierra Leone, nearly 40% of girls are married before age 18. Read more

  • Article: These Are the Women Lighting Up Clinics in Sierra Leone With Solar Power

    These Are the Women Lighting Up Clinics in Sierra Leone With Solar Power

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    In Sierra Leone, women sometimes give birth without electricity. Read more

  • Article: How Investigating Deaths Could Help Put an End to High Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

    How Investigating Deaths Could Help Put an End to High Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    Health workers in Sierra Leone spoke to Global Citizen about the country's high maternal mortality. Read more