Sierra Leone: Separate Classes for Pregnant Girls Raise Questions

Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Publication Date:
11 April 2017
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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