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27 March 2018
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Zainab Binta Jalloh was married off at age 15. Today, she is outspoken about her experience and the need for change. Image courtesy of Zainab.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa – "According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone’s... Read more
8 March 2018
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – “The effects of women and girls living with obstetric fistula are much more than the physical pain. The condition often leaves them rejected by their husbands, stigmatized by... Read more
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
8 March 2018
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Freetown, Sierra Leone – “Providing life-saving and life-transforming services to women and adolescent girls can prevent unintended pregnancies, assist them in delivering their babies safely and... Read more
15 February 2018
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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
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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

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