“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian pres
Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s
Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi
According to the Vice Chair of the HRC, Commissioner Yasmin Jusu- Sheriff, it was incumbent on the Commission to take
Over 40 paramount chiefs, traditional and religious leaders (imams and pastors) from Bo and Bombali districts on Wedn
Marie Musa, 37, is devastated.
The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) will today commence a five-day workshop with faith-based or
Sierra Leone's government launched a major initiative on April 27 to make health care free for pregnant women and chi
The First lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs.
Continuing high rates of maternal mortality and persistent gender-based violence must be addressed through a holistic
Women in the Regent community have benefited from a capacity building training on leadership organized by the 50/50 g
Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL) has expressed his institution's fears over what h
A total of 20 teenage girls have benefited from a 10-day training organized by the Thorough Empowerment and Developme
The First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs.
Eight years after Sierra Leone's civil war ended, some communities have yet to come to terms with the destruction, mu
Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president, a unicameral legislature, and a populati
The evidence is incontrovertible that Liberia (with its two civil wars, 1989-97 and 2000-03) and Sierra Leone (with i
Refugees - often forced from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, then confined in camps and depen
The judgment issued today by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) finding three senior members of Sierra Leone's
Gender desk officer of the ministry of social welfare, gender and children's affairs in the southern
When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves
This report looks at the role of women in peace, security and development in Sierra Leone.
All victims and survivors of crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international human
The May 14, 2002 presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone marked a significant mile-stone in the cons
Excerpts from "Precious resources: adolescents in the reconstruction of Sierra Leone.
Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.
This report highlights that after more than a decade of armed conflict and human rights abuses there are more than on
This document examines the systematic way in which rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used against wom
This PHR/UNAMSIL study is one of the first to scientifically document the extent of sexual violence as a result of wa
The International Rescue Committee is working with writer, photographer and long-time women's advocate Ann Jones to g
Women are generally overlooked in Sierra Leone, with girls' and women's education being a low priority for families.
Launched after the first muti-party democratic elections after three decades, the purpose of the Campaign for Good Go
Human Rights Are Women's Rights using political strategies; women are gaining power around the world by Peggy Curlin.
After a decade-long conflict, Sierra Leone has many challenges ahead including improving child and maternal health.
Hawa went into labour on the evening of March 18, 2008 in a rural village in Koinadugu District in northern Sierra Le
In 2009, FAWE (The Forum for African Women Educationalists) submitted a project on Girls' empowerment in post-conflic
Gender equality is very important to us girls and young women.
A non governmental organization called Hope for Children Sierra Leone on Wednesday 5th January 2011 administered free
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
The women of Sierra Leone have benefitted enormously from the establishment of the Special Court in Sierra Leone as t