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10 October 2018
Statement
Young girls at a UNFPA-supported Safe Space in Port Loko District ©UNFPASierraLeone/2018/Reid
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
20 August 2018
News
Sierra Leone ranks as the 18th country with the highest prevalence of child marriage globally, with 38.9 percent of girls married before age 18 among 20-24 years, and 12.5 percent married before age... Read more
17 August 2018
Press Release
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 17 August 2018 – A two-day national stakeholders workshop took place to discuss the way forward for the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education in Sierra Leone.... Read more
12 August 2018
News
Youth advocates in Freetown ©UNFPASierraLeone/2018/Reid
We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective... Read more
17 July 2018
News
Ellen Donnelly came to Sierra Leone as a volunteer programme specialist in youth and gender, contributing to UNFPA programmes including the Irish Aid-funded Girls’ Access to Education and Services (... Read more
11 July 2018
News
STATEMENT BY UNFPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DR. NATALIA KANEM     Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing... Read more
18 June 2018
News
This article was written by Saidu Bah and originally published by Awoko Newspaper on 18 June 2018. Republished with permission.   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has introduced the new... Read more
24 May 2018
News
Solar panels in the UNFPA Sierra Leone office compound in Freetown
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
News
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018 Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’s... Read more
5 May 2018
News
A midwife assists a mother with breast feeding her newborn baby at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, Freetown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 May 2018 - Every year in Sierra Leone, thousands of pregnant women lose their lives while trying to give birth. The country has the highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in... Read more

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