October 08 2020

Hannah Yambasu, Sierra Leone: “Girls shouldn’t still have to experience things like this.”

Shortly after the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in 2014, many girls in Sierra Leone were faced with yet another crisis as a ban was introduced on pregnant girls attending school. This was justified on the grounds that...

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October 08 2020

Sierra Leone: Raising awareness of girls’ rights

Girls in Sierra Leone face severe difficulties. Sexualised violence is widespread and is often even directed against very young girls. Almost 90 per cent of women and girls are affected by female genital cutting. In...

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July 30 2020

Thursdays in Black

One thing is certain every Thursday when activist Carol Bowah in Liberia goes to work: she is dressed from head to foot in black. And she is not alone in this. All around the world, every Thursday people are dressing in...

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February 12 2020

The future is female – Empowering girls in Liberia

In the discussion group at the charity Raising Youth Mentorship Initiative, most of the girls are between 10 and 19 years old. At first they are still shy, but it does not take long before they begin to open up, saying...

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January 21 2020

Guest contribution by Anusanthee Pillay: Women's participation in peace processes – the example of Liberia

Countless women experienced sexualised violence during the civil wars in Liberia. However, this form of violence against women was not only a result of the war, it was related social structures that existed before the...

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November 13 2019

Evaluation Liberia: implement prevention of violence in a sustainable way

The evaluation of the project “Sinoe II” in southeast Liberia shows: Medica Liberia helped to better protect women and girls from sexualized violence. One of the main reasons: solidarity groups in the villages know more...

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