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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»

Battering the women of my community

I grew up in a police barracks in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In my community then, wife battering and the abuse of women were rife. Men/boys had little or no regard for women and girls. … Read More»

When the Sun refuses to Shine

By Mariama Kandeh, UK … Read More»

Isn't it time Africans stood up against child marriage?

Lawmakers, activists and world leaders are meeting in New York this week to discuss ways to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals. … Read More»

Africa: Let’s make FGM a part of history

At age 18 I was told the time had come for me to go through Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). I didn’t want to. … Read More»

Women are a better hope for Africa

Greatness they say depends on where one is coming from and for Africa it is redundant to overstate its potency in terms of what is has and what it can offer the world. … Read More»

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