Sierra Leone: Let Girls Learn - Equality Now

Sierra Leone: Let Girls Learn

In Sierra Leone ‘visibly’ pregnant girls are banned from attending school. In many cases these girls are pregnant as a result of rape and sexual exploitation. This is a violation of their right to education, as well as their right to live free from gender based violence and exploitation.

Join us in calling upon President Julius Maada Bio and First Lady Fatima Bio to fully protect the rights of women and girls by:

  • lifting the discriminatory ban without any restrictions,
  • ensuring girls have full access to education
  • ensuring perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence are punished
  • supporting educational outreach to relevant communities and local chiefs on the dangers of sexual and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone.

The government of Sierra Leone should not be denying these girls the chance of education.


Learn more about the ban   Hear from girls affected by the ban


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