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8 March 2018
Statement
Rural woman in Tombo Walla, Kambia district. © UNFPA Sierra Leone 2018/Angelique Reid
The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality, including inequalities in sexual and reproductive health. More than 200 million women—many... Read more
15 February 2018
News
Zainab Binta Jalloh a 23-year-old university student from Koinadugu district attended the UNFPA-supported National Girls Camp in Freetown. Zainab was married when she was 15 years old. Zainab is... Read more
6 February 2018
Press Release
Freetown, 6 February 2018 – Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), a day of global advocacy and a chance for people all over the world to... Read more
13 December 2017
News
BO, Sierra Leone, 7 December 2017 – Eighty women and girls between the ages of 15-52 stood in solidarity and with pride to receive their certificates as members of Haikal’s fifth graduating class on... Read more
12 December 2017
News
MAKENI, Sierra Leone, November 2017 - A large crowd gathered at the School of Midwifery in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone to witness the 2017 graduation ceremony of 64 midwives. The new midwives are... Read more
2 November 2017
Midwives at the opening ceremony
BO, Sierra Leone – A new midwifery school which recently opened in Bo District, will not only provide career opportunities for budding midwives, but will also contribute to reducing the number of... Read more
19 October 2017
News
Fatmata Turay, at the Pentagon Camp in Freetown, Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Imagine waking up one morning to hear that your entire family, including your children are dead. Spare a thought for Fatmata Turay and her husband who woke up to distressing... Read more
17 October 2017
• Only about half of the world’s women hold paid jobs • Globally, women earn 77 per cent of what men get • Three in five women worldwide lack maternity leave, many pay “motherhood penalty” Freetown,... Read more
4 October 2017
News
UNFPA and key partners at the High Level planning workshop. @UNFPA Sierra Leone 2017/Salim Sahid Kamara
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 4 October 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and key partners met at a two-day national High Level planning workshop to end child marriage and teenage pregnancy... Read more
3 October 2017
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more

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