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17 August 2018
Press Release

National stakeholders workshop kick-starts roll out of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Sierra Leone

A two-day national stakeholders workshop took place to discuss the way forward for the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education in Sierra... Read more

12 August 2018
Youth advocates in Freetown ©UNFPASierraLeone/2018/Reid
17 July 2018

Irish Aid UN Volunteer lends support to youth empowerment in Sierra Leone

Ellen Donnelly came to Sierra Leone as a volunteer programme specialist in youth and gender, contributing to UNFPA programmes including the Irish Aid... Read more

11 July 2018

World Population Day: Family planning is a human right

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem

18 June 2018

UNFPA introduces new family planning contraceptive in Sierra Leone

New contraceptive provides more family planning options for women

24 May 2018
Solar panels in the UNFPA Sierra Leone office compound in Freetown

UNFPA in Sierra Leone converts to solar power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 24 May 2018 – Nearly two weeks before World Environment Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund turned on its new solar power system as a green step towards reducing... Read more

17 May 2018

Leaving no one behind: Let us commit to ending fistula now!

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018

30 April 2018

UNFPA continues to invest in midwives in Sierra Leone

Yesterday marked another milestone in the era of midwifery in Sierra Leone as the seventh batch of student midwives graduated as part of a UNFPA... Read more

27 March 2018
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.

Escaping child marriage in Sierra Leone

"According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh.