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19 September 2019

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

Every year, a large number of adolescent girls in Sierra Leone are forced into early marriages and drop out of school to become housewives and young... 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

The newly constructed Rokupa Hospital was opened today by His Excellency the Vice President Dr. Juldeh Jalloh. Rokupa Hospital is a comprehensive... Read more

12 September 2019

Community learning centres enabling girls to continue their education

Kulako, aged 19 and the mother of a five year-old, is enrolled at the community learning centre in Bambukoro village along with sixty other girls.... Read more

11 September 2019

The story of Kadiatu, by Vicky the Poet

Sierra Leone's renowned poet, Vicky the Poet, delivers the spoken word on child marriage.

3 September 2019

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

In September 2018, the Vice-President of Sierra Leone officially launched the national youth service scheme to try to reduce the high youth... Read more

29 August 2019

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

The National Population Policy which aims to improve the quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans was launched today.

12 August 2019

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

To reaffirm our commitment to helping young people realize their full potential in life, we are unveiling today a new youth strategy, My Body, My... Read more

7 August 2019

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

“Volunteering can help people out of poverty by giving them new skills, confidence, and enabling them to socially integrate into different social... Read more

5 August 2019

UNFPA supports the launch to review the 2014 national youth policy

Today, UNFPA attended the launch of the process to review the 2014 National Youth Policy.

22 July 2019
Participants at the comprehensive sexuality education workshop

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

The aim of the workshop, which ran from 24-28 June, was to review comprehensive sexuality education in the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary... Read more