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Ebola in pictures: How far is Sierra Leone?

The photographs show neighbours and other family members trying to restrain relatives of an Ebola victim who died on Wednesday at Waterloo; Western rural of Sierra Leone. … Read More»

Reminiscing Teenage Experience Re-echoes the Need for Sex Education

Life sometimes can be like dawn. Starts with a tint of brightness and by mid-morning, just when its breakfast time, it all looks so bright and clear; that’s our youth. … Read More»

Ebola: Sierra Leoneans feel like prisoners

Just last week, My Mom lost one of her closest friends to Ebola. … Read More»

Ebola: Women face higher stigmatization than men

IT is no doubt that gender hierarchy exist in African cultures. … Read More»

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»

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