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13 December 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
29 September 2017
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BOMBALI, Sierra Leone, 29 September 2017 - Statistics Sierra Leone with technical support from the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other development partners engaged in a three-day... Read more
1 September 2017
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Martha Kamara at the Saio displacement site, Regent ©UNFPA Sierra Leone/2017/Angelique Reid
Regent, SIERRA LEONE, 1 September 2017- “At around 5 o’clock in the morning I left my house to go to the bakery. When I returned I saw the disaster occurring. I saw the rocks from the hill fly up... Read more
19 August 2017
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 August 2017 - As part of our adolescents and youth programme, UNFPA kick-started the 2017 National Girls Camp, which is organised by the Office of the First Lady. The camp... Read more

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