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Residents Suing Diamond-Mining Firm Octea Complain Of Toxic Water, Health Problems And Damage To Homes

Residents Suing Diamond-Mining Firm Octea Complain Of Toxic Water, Health Problems And Damage To Homes

At the foot of a slag heap some 40 metres high, Adi Kalie Bangura showed the black welts that dot his arms and legs that he says are the result of drinking and bathing in water contaminated by Sierra Leone’s largest diamond mine. The water “makes us get headaches and feel sick in our stomachs,” […]

Solidaridad Empowers More Than 4000 Women

Solidaridad Empowers More Than 4000 Women

A field worker of Solidaridad, Theresa J. Boani, has revealed that the organization, together with its partners, has made so many gains in both private and public sector in addressing socio-economic and culture barriers confronting women’s development, and that among others, it has transformed more than 4000 women into cash crop owners within three years […]

Countess Of Wessex Visits Sierra Leone

Countess Of Wessex Visits Sierra Leone

Last week the Countess of Wessex visited Sierra Leone to see the progress made on tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) since the civil war, and to highlight the challenges remaining in tackling the root causes of SGBV and supporting survivors. Her visit highlighted the many barriers women and girls still face in terms of […]

Moonteen Organises Seminar For Girls On Menstrual Hygiene In Sierra Leone

Moonteen Organises Seminar For Girls On Menstrual Hygiene In Sierra Leone

Makalay S. Sonda, Founder and Director, MoonTeen handing over sanitary pads and medicated soap to one school girl of Experimental school after the seminar MoonTeen, a charity and educational organization based in Njala, Mokonde, and its environs has on Saturday 8th June organized a one-day seminar on menstrual Hygiene for young girls at the Faculty […]

Kenema Women Launch Governance Network In Sierra Leone

Kenema Women Launch Governance Network In Sierra Leone

Women unite: “Let us not relent and let no man intimidate us and tell us that we are not educated” Women in Kenema have organised themselves into the Kenema Women in Governance Network seeking to empower themselves socially, economically, educationally and, most importantly, politically. Drawing from the experiences and successes of their sisters in the […]

All-female Legal Group Fights For Women, Girls In Sierra Leone

All-female Legal Group Fights For Women, Girls In Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, cases involving the abuse of women have rarely been prosecuted. Spousal abusers, child abusers and even rapists have, too often, walked free. A group of lawyers and judges — all of them female — has decided to take action to change that. “We’ve seen a lot of issues affecting our women and […]

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is fighting to end the culture of “indifference” and impunity surrounding rape and sexual violence by declaring it a national emergency. This will provide support to the First Lady’s “Hands off our girls” protection project. The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, launched the “Hands off our girls” […]

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

The women participated in a crash planting demonstration of cabbage A group of women Councilors from the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone have ended a two-day learning and exchange visit to their counterparts in Kabala, Koinadugu District, in the North of the country. The women from the East, mainly drawn from the women in governance […]

Mistrust Courts : Sierra Leonean Women Don’t Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

Mistrust Courts : Sierra Leonean Women Don’t Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

Sierra Leone has a long history of sexual and gender based violence, dating back to the colonial era and stretching into the years of independence which began in 1961. The country’s civil war, which raged between 1991 and 2002, brought international attention to the high levels of violence against women. In this way, Sierra Leone is similar to many […]

Hull Society Donates To Ola During Children’s Hospital

Hull Society Donates To Ola During Children’s Hospital

Hull Society Freetown, has donated toiletries worth Millions of Leones to hospitalized children at the Ola During Children’s hospital, Fourah Bay Road in Freetown. The toiletries include soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, laundry soap, and pampas, among other items. Presenting the items on behalf of Hull Society Freetown, the chairman, Francis Mason said the donation […]

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