#Sierra Leone

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

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

    Aug. 8, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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.
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Health

    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
    Girls & Women

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

    Dec. 19, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    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
    Health

    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

  • 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