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19 September 2019
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By Marion Mbiyu   Every year, a large number of adolescent girls in Sierra Leone are forced into early marriages and drop out of school to become housewives and young mothers at an early age. Due to... Read more
17 September 2019
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 17 September 2019 – The newly constructed Rokupa Hospital was opened today by His Excellency the Vice President Dr. Juldeh Jalloh. Rokupa Hospital is a comprehensive emergency... Read more
12 September 2019
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KOINADUGU, Sierra Leone,  August 2019 - “As a young mother, I want to be a good role model for young people in my community” said Kulako Marah after attending the Bambukoro community learning centre... Read more
11 September 2019
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The Story of Kadiatu   Oh Kadiatu, my friend. She was the brightest at our level and she was as innocent as the heavens.  But that did not stop Papa Abu at age 57 to ask for her hand in marriage as... Read more
3 September 2019
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 22 August 2019 - In Sierra Leone, approximately 70 per cent of the 2.7 million young people aged 15-35 are underemployed or unemployed. An estimated 800,000 youth are actively... Read more
29 August 2019
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The Sierra Leone National Population Policy which focuses on six priority areas is launched   FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 28 August 2019 – The National Population Policy which aims to improve the quality... Read more
12 August 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more
7 August 2019
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 7 August 2019 - “Volunteering can help people out of poverty by giving them new skills, confidence, and enabling them to socially integrate into different social groups,” said... Read more
5 August 2019
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 July 2019 - Today, UNFPA attended the launch of the process to review the 2014 National Youth Policy. Speaking at the launch, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in... Read more
22 July 2019
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Participants at the comprehensive sexuality education workshop
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 26 June 2019 - “I had no sex education growing up, and if I had, I would have made different choices. With education, children can make better decisions,” said Maybelle... Read more

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