#Sierra Leone

  • 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

  • Article: Meet the Nurse Educating People About Reproductive Health in Sierra Leone's Markets

    Meet the Nurse Educating People About Reproductive Health in Sierra Leone's Markets

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 19, 2019

    Gladys Goba explains how community outreach events help destigmatize sexual and reproductive health. Read more

  • Article: 8 Women’s Rights Victories the World Celebrated in 2019

    8 Women’s Rights Victories the World Celebrated in 2019

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 18, 2019

    From NASA’s first all-female spacewalk to new policies that ban practices like FGM. Read more

  • Article: Sierra Leone's Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Is Unlawful, West African States Court Rules

    Sierra Leone's Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Is Unlawful, West African States Court Rules

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 12, 2019

    Pregnant girls could only receive sub-par education in the country for the past four years. Read more

  • 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