Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE: 700 Youth Gather, Bring Awareness of Sexual Violence to Mark Day of the African Child

By at June 17, 2013 | 9:39 am

SIERRA LEONE: 700 Youth Gather, Bring Awareness of Sexual Violence to Mark Day of the African Child

(MissionNewswire) Young girls and boys are at an alarming risk of sexual violence in Sierra Leone. Today, one third of girls are forced into marriage and often sexually assaulted by their husbands before their 15th birthdays. UNICEF estimates that close to 200,000 women, including young girls and older women, were sexually assaulted during Sierra Leone’s decade-long more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Girls Shelter Provides Crisis Support and Care for Sexual Assault Victims

By at May 17, 2013 | 8:38 am

SIERRA LEONE: Salesian Girls Shelter Provides Crisis Support and Care for Sexual Assault Victims

(MissionNewswire) The statistics are staggering. UNICEF estimates that close to 200,000 women, including young girls and older women, were sexually assaulted during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. And although the war has stopped, the sexual violence against women has not. Young women are at risk for sexual violence, trafficking and forced pregnancy among more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Fortified Rice-Meal Donation from Numana Feeds More than 1,400

By at October 16, 2012 | 11:12 am

SIERRA LEONE: Fortified Rice-Meal Donation from Numana Feeds More than 1,400

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,400 youth and adults participating in eight different Salesian-run programs in Sierra Leone have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals from Numana. The Salesians of Don Bosco in Sierra Leone have used the donation to provide a balanced lunch for children from very poor families in the Salesian more...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

By at April 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

(MissionNewswire) The potential to help nearly 4,000 children made homeless due to the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war is behind the launch of a new, 24-hour telephone counseling hotline. The Child Hotline 116 is an around-the-clock counseling hotline staffed by social workers—along with other trained professionals—offering hope and prospects more...

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SIERRA LEONE: On Wheels, By Cell Phone – Finding New Ways to Reach Street Children

By at March 31, 2011 | 8:32 am

SIERRA LEONE: On Wheels, By Cell Phone – Finding New Ways to Reach Street Children

(MissionNewswire) Connecting with street children is challenging anywhere but is even more so in Sierra Leone, which ranked last of 179 countries in the 2008 Human Development Index for the well-being of its people. To respond to its street children in crisis, Don Bosco Fambul of Sierra Leone has developed two unique programs which reach children wherever they are – more...

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