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Women friendly Spaces for Congolese Refugees…

02.11.2022 Tiril Skarstein

Women-friendly spaces offer safe haven for Congolese refugees in Angola … Kiena Odette, Musito, and other girls take part in educational and recreational activities at the UNFPA-supported women-friendly space. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein … LOVUA, Angola…

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Sierra Leone: Female genital mutilation…

29.10.2022 UNICEF/Olivier Asselin

© UNICEF/Olivier Asselin … A ten-year-old girl ran away from home after discovering her family planned to train her as a FGM/C practitioner. She now lives in a UNICEF safe house in Port Loko, Sierra Leone, and is attending school. 24 August 2022…

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10-year-old dies due to Genital Cutting

29.10.2022 Nelly Peyton: Thomson Reuters Foundation

A local activist said 67 other girls have been initiated and are awaiting medical examination. A girl who escaped female genital is pictured in Sierra Leone. | A girl who escaped female genital is pictured in Sierra Leone. | Olivier Asselin/UNICEF …

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Sierra Leone: Rising Awareness of…

29.10.2022 VSO/Heather Alcock: Chief Mohamed Possible

Girls in Sierra Leone face severe difficulties. Sexualized violence is widespread and is often even directed against very young girls. Almost 90 percent of women and girls are affected by female genital cutting. In order to effect changes that are…

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The Situation of Women in Sierra Leone

29.10.2022 All Africa News

The spread of the Ebola virus worsened the situation for women in Sierra Leone. It was noted that women made up the majority of victims, with UN sources in Sierra Leone reporting that women represented around 59% of the deceased. Since the virus is…

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Women Empowerment in Chad

29.10.2022 Chavez Spicer

Like in a lot of the countries in Africa, women’s empowerment in Chad is lacking immensely. Lack of freedom, child marriage, violence, and mutilation are a few of the issues women must face in Chad. A tradition that resides in many countries in…

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