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19 September 2019

New youth advisory panel established to end child marriage and reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone

By Marion Mbiyu   FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 19 September 2019 - Every year, a large number of adolescent girls in Sierra Leone are forced into early marriages and drop out of school to become... Read more

17 September 2019

Newly constructed Rokupa Hospital will improve the quality of care and health outcomes for women and children in Sierra Leone

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

Community learning centres enabling girls to continue their education

KOINADUGU, Sierra Leone,  9 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... Read more

11 September 2019

The story of Kadiatu, by Vicky the Poet

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

UNFPA hosts national youth service volunteers to help them gain valuable work experience: Kadiatu’s story

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

New National Population Policy focuses on reproductive health and rights, women’s empowerment and the demographic dividend

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 28 August 2019 – The National Population Policy which aims to improve the quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans was launched today. The new Policy aims to address population... Read more

12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – A brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

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

UNFPA enables national youth corps volunteers to reach their full potential: Abu’s story

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

UNFPA supports the launch to review the 2014 national youth policy

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
Participants at the comprehensive sexuality education workshop

Sierra Leone takes positive steps to roll-out comprehensive sexuality education in school curricula

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