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8 March 2019
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  Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices    Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each... Read more
6 February 2019
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Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and... Read more
19 January 2019
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MAKALI, Kunike Barina Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, 19 January 2019 – On Saturday, crowds of people from the Makali area came to witness the official opening of the newly constructed... Read more
16 January 2019
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PORT LOKO, Sierra Leone – Fatmata Sesay was 15 years old when she became pregnant. Confronted by the fear and unpreparedness of being a young mother, she was forced by her parents to live with her... Read more
10 December 2018
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  BO, Sierra Leone - Hawa Sannoh is a determined nineteen-year-old woman.  Wearing a pair of trousers with the slogan “Just do it” written on one leg, reflects precisely Hawa’s outlook on life. As a... Read more
25 November 2018
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Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and UN WOMEN, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and... Read more
7 November 2018
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A $2 million commitment from the People’s Republic of China will harness the power of South-South cooperation to reduce maternal deaths and prevent and treat cervical cancer in Sierra Leone. Over the... Read more
19 October 2018
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 19 October 2018 -The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they... Read more
10 October 2018
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Young girls at a UNFPA-supported Safe Space in Port Loko District ©UNFPASierraLeone/2018/Reid
A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!   We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better.  Let’s give them the chance. Too many girls face roadblocks on their journey to... Read more
20 August 2018
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Sierra Leone ranks as the 18th country with the highest prevalence of child marriage globally, with 38.9 percent of girls married before age 18 among 20-24 years, and 12.5 percent married before age... Read more

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