Sierra Leone: Separate Classes for Pregnant Girls Raise Questions

Author:
Al Jazeera English
Publisher:
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
11 April 2017
Tags:
Sierra Leone, Children and Youth, Education, Sustainable Development

Pregnant students in Sierra Leone are not allowed to sit in the same class as their peers because they're seen as a bad influence. In 2015, the government gave them the option of attending alternative schools with a reduced curriculum. Amnesty International says denying pregnant girls mainstream education is a violation of their human rights.


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