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12 August 2019
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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
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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
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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
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Participants at the comprehensive sexuality education workshop
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
16 July 2019
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Midwives in Sierra Leone singing at their graduation
  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 5 July 2019 – Forty-nine midwives graduated from the National School of Midwifery in Freetown as part of UNFPA’s mission to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality... Read more
10 July 2019
Statement
Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.  Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more
3 June 2019
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Finah Sesay, Fistula survivor, at Aberdeen Women’s Centre @UNFPA/2019/Karen Davies
“I was eleven years old when my father said that I must get married because we had no money for education or clothes”, recalled 19 year-old Finah Sesay. Despite her wish to stay at school, Finah,... Read more
24 May 2019
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Raising awareness about obstetric fistula on Afriradio
To mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, UNFPA Sierra Leone country representative, Dr. Kim Dickson was on the Drive Time Show on AfriRadio 105.3FM raising awareness about fistula as a... Read more
23 May 2019
Statement
Fistula is a human rights violation – end it now!   Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from... Read more
9 May 2019
Statement
By Dr. Kim E. Dickson UNFPA REPRESENTATIVE- SIERRA LEONE   Mr./Madam Chairperson His Excellency /Her Excellency ICM Member of Board of Directors representing for Anglophone Africa President and... Read more

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