Helping Young Women to Stay in School in Sierra Leone
To help girls find alternatives to early marriage and pregnancy, United Nations Population Fund is helping to put guidance counsellors in nearly 200 junior secondary schools.
Fatmata Sesay re-enrolled in school after becoming pregnant at age 15.
Laws to Protect Women Have Unintended Consequences
The Conversation Africa, 23 January 2019
Age-of-consent law is complex. If it is set too high, there's a risk that it will undercut young people's agency. If it is set too low, it does not offer enough protection for… Read more »
Teenage Pregnancy Affecting Health, Social, Economic, Political and Progress
Concord, 1 October 2018
Sierra Leone's 2014 and 2015 status of youth report has revealed that teenage pregnancy is one of the most pervasive problems affecting the health, social, economic, political… Read more »
Sierra Leone Wants More Girls in School - but Not If Pregnant
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 August 2018
Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. Read more »
"I am the one who should decide whether to go to the alternative or the mainstream school," said 17-year-old Sarah Bassie, an alternative school student. Read more »
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