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  1. SIERRA LEONE: Political Battle Wages on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Sierra Leone

    It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 695
  2. SIERRA LEONE: Charles Taylor Verdict - a Victory for Women's Rights

    The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian pres

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 033
  3. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, Women Want Commission

    Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 736
  4. SIERRA LEONE: Khadarlis to Empower Women and Children

    Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 846
  5. SIERRA LEONE: Human Rights Commission Launches Gender Policy

    According to the Vice Chair of the HRC, Commissioner Yasmin Jusu- Sheriff, it was incumbent on the Commission to take

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 142
  6. SIERRA LEONE: Traditional, Religious Leaders Discuss Gender and Maternal Health Issues

    Over 40 paramount chiefs, traditional and religious leaders (imams and pastors) from Bo and Bombali districts on Wedn

    Saturday, October 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 488
  7. SIERRA LEONE: Unfulfilled Promise of Free Maternal Health Care for Mothers

    Marie Musa, 37, is devastated.

    Monday, October 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 372
  8. SIERRA LEONE: UNFPA Partners FBOs to Promote Gender Equality

    The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) will today commence a five-day workshop with faith-based or

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 168
  9. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone Launches Free Health Care for Women and Children

    Sierra Leone's government launched a major initiative on April 27 to make health care free for pregnant women and chi

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 099
  10. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, First Lady Explains 'WISH' Project

    The First lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs.

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 972
  11. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's Model for Improving Maternal Health and Women's Rights (Blog)

    Continuing high rates of maternal mortality and persistent gender-based violence must be addressed through a holistic

    Friday, August 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 957
  12. SIERRA LEONE: 50-50 Trains Women On Leadership

    Women in the Regent community have benefited from a capacity building training on leadership organized by the 50/50 g

    Monday, August 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 721
  13. SIERRA LEONE: Wide Gender Gap Worries HRC

    Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRC-SL) has expressed his institution's fears over what h

    Monday, August 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 722
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  15. SIERRA LEONE: Tedewosil Trains Young Girls on Human Rights Issues

    A total of 20 teenage girls have benefited from a 10-day training organized by the Thorough Empowerment and Developme

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 558
  16. SIERRA LEONE: First Lady Describes Sierra Leone as a Progressive Democracy

    The First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs.

    Friday, July 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 428
  17. SIERRA LEONE: 'Family Talk' Heals Old Civil War Wounds in Rural Sierra Leone

    Eight years after Sierra Leone's civil war ended, some communities have yet to come to terms with the destruction, mu

    Monday, June 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 203
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  19. Sierra Leone Country Report on Human Rights Practices

    Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president, a unicameral legislature, and a populati

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 001
  20. Towards More Informed Responses to Gender Violence and HIV/AIDS in Post-Conflict West African Settings

    The evidence is incontrovertible that Liberia (with its two civil wars, 1989-97 and 2000-03) and Sierra Leone (with i

    Saturday, February 27, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 785
  21. Deliver Us from Our Protectors: Accountability for Violations Committed by Humanitarian Aid Staff Against Refugee Women and Children

    Refugees - often forced from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, then confined in camps and depen

    Saturday, August 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 284
  22. SIERRA LEONE: Despite Guilty Verdicts Today, Impunity is Still the Rule

    The judgment issued today by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) finding three senior members of Sierra Leone's

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 939
  23. SIERRA LEONE: "Illiteracy, Poverty Challenges to Gender Violence", says Gender Desk Officer

    Gender desk officer of the ministry of social welfare, gender and children's affairs in the southern

    Thursday, January 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 950
  24. Peril or Protection: The Link Between Livelihoods and Gender-based Violence in Displacement Settings

    When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 193
  25. Peace, Security and Development Update: Women in Security

    This report looks at the role of women in peace, security and development in Sierra Leone.

    Saturday, March 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 282
  26. Sierra Leone: Getting Reparations Right for Victims of Sexual Violence

    All victims and survivors of crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international human

    Thursday, November 1, 2007
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 081
  27. Voting for Peace, Survival and Self-Reliance: Internally Displaced Women Go to the Polls in Sierra Leone

    The May 14, 2002 presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone marked a significant mile-stone in the cons

    Saturday, September 14, 2002
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 336
  28. Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration and Gender-based Violence in Sierra Leone [Excerpts from Precious Resources: Adolescents in the Reconstruction of Sierra Leone]

    Excerpts from "Precious resources: adolescents in the reconstruction of Sierra Leone.

    Sunday, September 1, 2002
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 186
  29. Gender-Based Violence: Emerging Issues in Programs Serving Displaced Populations

    Sunday, September 1, 2002
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 205
  30. If Not Now, When? Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Refugee, Internally Displaced and Post-Conflict Settings: A Global Overview

    Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.

    Monday, April 1, 2002
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 210
  31. West Africa: Guinea and Sierra Leone: No Place of Refuge

    This report highlights that after more than a decade of armed conflict and human rights abuses there are more than on

    Tuesday, October 23, 2001
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 339
  32. Sierra Leone: Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence Against Girls and Women

    This document examines the systematic way in which rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used against wom

    Wednesday, June 28, 2000
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 340
  33. War-Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone: A Population-Based Assessment

    This PHR/UNAMSIL study is one of the first to scientifically document the extent of sexual violence as a result of wa

    Saturday, January 1, 2000
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 158
  34. International Rescue Committee 16 Days Blog

    The International Rescue Committee is working with writer, photographer and long-time women's advocate Ann Jones to g

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 158
  35. Educating and Empowering Women in Sierra Leone

    Women are generally overlooked in Sierra Leone, with girls' and women's education being a low priority for families.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 213
  36. Campaign for Good Governance

    Launched after the first muti-party democratic elections after three decades, the purpose of the Campaign for Good Go

    Sunday, December 31, 1995 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 216
  37. STATEMENT: Human Rights are Women's Rights

    Human Rights Are Women's Rights using political strategies; women are gaining power around the world by Peggy Curlin.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 530
  38. VIDEO: Sierre Leone: Where Every Pregnancy is a Gamble

    After a decade-long conflict, Sierra Leone has many challenges ahead including improving child and maternal health.

    Monday, September 13, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 549
  39. BLOG: Defeating Poverty Means Fighting for Equality

    Hawa went into labour on the evening of March 18, 2008 in a rural village in Koinadugu District in northern Sierra Le

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 571
  40. The Danida Project in Sierra Leone

    In 2009, FAWE (The Forum for African Women Educationalists) submitted a project on Girls' empowerment in post-conflic

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 645
  41. BLOG: 'It is Time For Us Women to Speak Up for Our Rights'

    Gender equality is very important to us girls and young women.

    Friday, December 31, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 864
  42. PROGRAM: In Sierra Leone, Women Benefit From Free Health Care

    A non governmental organization called Hope for Children Sierra Leone on Wednesday 5th January 2011 administered free

    Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 876
  43. OPINION: SIERRA LEONE: Cards and Naturalization Policies are Racist and Discriminatory – Govt Must Stop Human Rights Violations Now!

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the

    Friday, May 20, 2011 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 274
  44. BLOG: Exploring the Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone-What Did the Women Gain?

    The women of Sierra Leone have benefitted enormously from the establishment of the Special Court in Sierra Leone as t

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 624