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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
18 August 2017
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Epicentre of the landslide in Regent ©UNFPA Sierra Leone/2017/Angelique Reid
FREETOWN, 18 August 2017 – In response to the floods and landslides which took place on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, at the beginning of the week, 530 dignity kits were... Read more
28 July 2017
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His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma turning the sod at Rokupa site, Freetown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the UK aid (also known as UK Department for International Development – DfID) and the Ministry of Health and... Read more
11 July 2017
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PUJEHUN/BUEDU, Sierra Leone – When Aminata Kabba became pregnant last year, at 15 years old, she had no idea how difficult her life would become.  “Having a child at my age was a big mistake,” she... Read more
4 July 2017
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 4 July 2017 – Investing in family planning was the main theme that ran throughout the satellite event held today in the run up to World Population Day, which is celebrated on... Read more

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