Country: Sierra Leone

The Sky is the Limit

Before the civil war in Sierra Leone, only one in four girls attended school: today, it’s one in two. During the fighting Fatima Kainesse was captured by rebels and used for sex. She escaped to Freetown and returned to school

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Africa and the Middle East, Snapshots of Change

Among the Numbers

Fifty-eight year old Mary Musa is the first woman Chair of New Sembehun Town Council in Koidu, in the heart of Sierra Leone’s conflict-riddled diamond industry in Kono district. Brought up in a poor farming family where boys, not girls,

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Africa and the Middle East, Why Women Count

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