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SIERRA LEONE: Girls Education Helps Young Women Break the Cycle of Violence and Poverty

By at January 11, 2014 | 1:46 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Girls Education Helps Young Women Break the Cycle of Violence and Poverty

(MissionNewswire) Close to 200,000 young girls and older women were sexually assaulted during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, according to UNICEF. And although the war has stopped, the sexual violence against women continues. Young women are at risk for sexual violence, trafficking and forced pregnancy, among other atrocities. Today, one third of girls are forced more...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian Program Brings Rehabilitation and Hope to Young Prisoners

By at December 18, 2013 | 1:47 pm

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian Program Brings Rehabilitation and Hope to Young Prisoners

(MissionNewswire) Prison life in Sierra Leone offers very little hope for rehabilitation or reintegration back into society once a prison term has ended. According to the 2011 Human Rights Watch report, prisons in Sierra Leone face overcrowding and inadequate food as well as lack vital sanitation and health care. Inmates die from overcrowding, illness and violence. All more...

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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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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesians Highlight Programs that Provide Education for Marginalized Youth

By at December 10, 2012 | 2:16 pm

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesians Highlight Programs that Provide Education for Marginalized Youth

(MissionNewswire) Human Rights Day is celebrated around the globe on Dec. 10. Each year provides an opportunity to focus on a particular human rights issue and gives all people a chance to advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights for everyone. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on Dec. 10, 1948. The theme for this year’s Human Rights 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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