#Sierra Leone

  • Article: Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Can Now Take Exams — But They Still Can't Attend School

    Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Can Now Take Exams — But They Still Can't Attend School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Oct. 17, 2019

    Advocates say the law shames and blames young girls. Read more

  • Article: #HandsOffOurGirls: Africa’s First Ladies Demand an End to Child Marriage

    #HandsOffOurGirls: Africa’s First Ladies Demand an End to Child Marriage

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Oct. 11, 2019

    There are 12 million girls in Africa who are forced into marriage before they’re 18 years old. Read more

  • Article: This Village in Sierra Leone Is Ending FGM and Investing in Children Instead

    This Village in Sierra Leone Is Ending FGM and Investing in Children Instead

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 8, 2019

    The village previously held several costly two-week long FGM festivals every year. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone Banned Pregnant Girls From Going to School. One Principal Is Breaking the Law.

    Sierra Leone Banned Pregnant Girls From Going to School. One Principal Is Breaking the Law.

    By Daniele Selby|July 18, 2019

    “Any pregnant girl who wants to learn is welcome at our school,” he said. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone Has Declared Rape a National Emergency

    Sierra Leone Has Declared Rape a National Emergency

    By Daniele Selby  and  Carmen Singer|Feb. 8, 2019

    The rate of rape cases in the country has steadily risen over the past few years. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone's Doctors Are Returning to Hospitals After 13-Day Strike

    Sierra Leone's Doctors Are Returning to Hospitals After 13-Day Strike

    By Jerica Deck|Dec. 19, 2018

    Doctors were protesting against the lack of medical equipment and resources. Read more

  • Article: 10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone

    10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Dec. 19, 2018

    A local activist said 67 other girls have been initiated and are awaiting medical examination. Read more

  • Article: 3 Reasons Giving Birth in Sierra Leone Is Still So Difficult

    3 Reasons Giving Birth in Sierra Leone Is Still So Difficult

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Oct. 19, 2018

    An estimated 1,165 mothers die for every 100,000 births in Sierra Leone. Read more