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Spotlight:

Sierra Leone- 9 year old girl dies during FGM- does it ring a bell?

It was with sombre dismay I learnt of the death of a 9 year old girl allegedly during a Female Genital Mutilation process on 17 May this year, in a village called Bongama in Eastern Sierra Leone. … Read More»

Child marriage still popular in rural Sierra Leone

Namisa (not her real name), bowed her head, with a shy smile, a shiny face and dressed in a traditional blouse and lappa and her head covered with a white head scarf. … Read More»

On women’s empowerment; when good comes out of evil

It was about 5:30am on Friday 8th January, 1999. … Read More»

On Violence Against Women in Sierra Leone

I grew up in a society wherein women are allowed to be seen, not heard. It was the case in every corner of Sierra Leone. I grew up asking myself, what’s wrong with our society? … Read More»

THE QUEST FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN THE MEDIA IN SIERRA LEONE

In 2012, when four vibrant female journalists opted to contest for high ranking positions at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ), they were faced with fierce intimidations and harassment … Read More»

Sidi's Cause

Sidi lay on the grass-filled mattress feeling angry and disgusted with a tradition he had come face to face with again. … Read More»

Sierra Leone FGM debate; preserve our culture but stop the cutting

The 2014 theme for the International day on zero tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation; ‘Preserve the best in culture and leave harm behind’ is probably the most fitting themes for the topic of FGM/C … Read More»

The Need for Digital Literacy in Sierra Leone

I started using computers in 2001. I had just finished my senior secondary school. My Mother was keen to see all of us her children got basic computer training. … Read More»

Help ethnic minority women conquer violence and protect their children

Fanta is so used to shouting in the house that when I heard her shout on this day, I pretended not to have heard her. … Read More»

Why should the gender pay gap bother us?

Aisha has just returned home. Her kids are rushing all over her. ‘Mummy’ ‘Mummy’. ‘Hello my babies,’ she said trying to force a smile. She is actually sad. … Read More»

ICT and the quest to end Gender-based violence in Sierra Leone

I grew up in a society wherein women are allowed to be seen not heard. It was the case in every corner of Sierra Leone. I grew up asking myself, what’s wrong with our society? … Read More»

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