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6 May 2019
Dr. Kim Eva Dickson, UNFPA Sierra Leone country representative presents awards to midwives.

UNFPA awards 50 outstanding midwives in Sierra Leone to commemorate International Day of the Midwife

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 6 May 2019 - UNFPA in partnership with the Sierra Leone Midwives Association (SLMA) organised a week of activities to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. The main... Read more

8 March 2019

UNFPA Executive Director on International Women’s Day

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 other... Read more

6 February 2019

Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation

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

President opens UK aid funded community health centre in Makali

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

Addressing child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Port Loko district

PORT LOKO, Sierra Leone, 16 January 2019 – 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... Read more

10 December 2018

Girls’ Clubs enable out-of-school girls to access vital education and training in Sierra Leone

BO, Sierra Leone, 10 December 2018 - Hawa Sannoh is a determined nineteen-year-old young woman.  She is wearing a pair of trousers with the Nike slogan ‘Just do it’ written on one leg, that reflects... Read more

25 November 2018

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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

China commits support to improve women’s health in Sierra Leone through South-South cooperation

NEW YORK, 7 November 2018 - 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... Read more

19 October 2018

UNFPA in Sierra Leone launches new State of World Population 2018 report in Parliament

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
Young girls at a UNFPA-supported Safe Space in Port Loko District ©UNFPASierraLeone/2018/Reid

UNFPA Executive Director on International Day of the Girl Child

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