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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 87% of births in Sierra Leone were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Sierra Leone was 52.5 years for males and 53.8 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Sierra Leone was 105 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sierra Leone was 1120 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sierra Leone was 1120 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sierra Leone was 1120 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Sierra Leone the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 29%" (p 70).
March 19, 2021, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo, Sierra Leone
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Overall, polygamy was found to be a common type of marriage within all research sites. It was generally socially accepted, although in DRC the Catholic Church was a vocal critic. In both DRC and Sierra Leone, it was common for polygamy to consist of one man and two to three wives. One important difference observed between the two sites is living arrangements within the node. In DRC wives were more likely to live in separate dwellings whereas in Sierra Leone wives most commonly shared one dwelling with their husband and children" (para 6).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Sierra Leone is 101.3 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Borgen Project, Sierra Leone joined the Global Education Partnership in 2007, and this has tremendously helped the country’s progress towards equitable education. The latest grant with the Global Education Partnership is designed with the objective of 'increas[ing] equitable access to education and improve learning outcomes for all boys and girls in pre-primary and primary schools.' They have a slotted timeline of 2018-2022 to work on this strategic plan" (para 4).
Feb. 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Unfortunately, females are behind their male counterparts in literacy rates, and as of 2016, UNICEF reports that 46% of females, who are aged 15-24, are illiterate, while in contrast, 72% of males in the same age group can read and write" (para 1).
Feb. 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"One of the main barriers to education for girls in Sierra Leone is poverty. Forty percent of school-aged girls reported that poverty caused them to drop out or leave school. With minimal resources, families are focused on providing basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, and care to each family member, and because of this, pursuing an education falls on the back burner" (para 2). "Other significant barriers that this study found were teenage pregnancy, the loss of their primary caregiver to illnesses or accidents (which is typical for these young girls), lack of parental care and encouragement, and overall negative cultural attitudes and beliefs towards girls’ education, among others....more
Feb. 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"According to the Borgen Project, Sierra Leone joined the Global Education Partnership in 2007, and this has tremendously helped the country’s progress towards equitable education. The latest grant with the Global Education Partnership is designed with the objective of 'increas[ing] equitable access to education and improve learning outcomes for all boys and girls in pre-primary and primary schools.' They have a slotted timeline of 2018-2022 to work on this strategic plan" (para 4).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: China, Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Honduras, Laos, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The case has brought the issue of sexual violence against children to the forefront in Sierra Leone, where such crimes are often dealt with between families in private. In February, President Julius Maada Bio declared sexual violence a national emergency and he has vowed to help the five-year-old get medical treatment abroad” (para 3). “Fatima Maada Bio, the wife of Sierra Leone's president, has been vocal in promoting the rights of girls and initially heard about the child's case. She and her husband later traveled to the Aberdeen Women's Center where the five-year-old has been receiving medical care free of charge. The president's proclamation in February has not been without...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The declaration [from the President of Sierra Leone] calls for a special police division to handle sexual assault cases involving minors. Most significantly, it calls for life imprisonment for those convicted of raping children” (para 10).
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

“But months later the girl's case has shown just how difficult combating sexual violence can be: Her father objected to the rape being tried in court, requiring police to issue a restraining order so she could continue receiving medical treatment. No court date has been set, not even a prosecutor chosen” (para 4). “The child's lawyer Fatmata Sorie said the man who committed the crime - believed to be a 28-year-old male relative - still walks free” (para 6).
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

“At first no one knew why the five-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play” (para 1). “Some in the community blamed witchcraft but the real reason was more horrific: The child had been brutally raped and left paralyzed as a result of her injuries” (para 2). “The man accused in the five-year-old's case - who is her uncle - remains jailed without bail while his case is before the country's high court. A defense lawyer has yet to be assigned” (para 12). “Health workers at the Aberdeen Women's Center have determined she was...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

“But months later the girl's case has shown just how difficult combating sexual violence can be: Her father objected to the rape being tried in court, requiring police to issue a restraining order so she could continue receiving medical treatment. No court date has been set, not even a prosecutor chosen” (para 4). “The child's lawyer Fatmata Sorie said the man who committed the crime - believed to be a 28-year-old male relative - still walks free” (para 6). “The man accused in the five-year-old's case - who is her uncle - remains jailed without bail while his case is before the country's high court. A defense lawyer has yet...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“At first no one knew why the five-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play” (para 1). “Some in the community blamed witchcraft but the real reason was more horrific: The child had been brutally raped and left paralyzed as a result of her injuries” (para 2). “Health workers at the Aberdeen Women's Center have determined she was in fact only 4 when the rape took place. Those who have cared for her especially want to see the law fully implemented as a deterrent” (para 13).
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRW-DATA-1

“The law in the West African nation had carried a maximum penalty of 15 years, with no minimum sentencing requirement. Advocates say one man convicted of raping a 13-year-old served only 24 hours last year” (para 11).
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

“The president's proclamation in February has not been without controversy despite the widespread support for sexual violence victims: Opposition party legislators objected to the president's unilateral declaration. The parliament must still approve the measure, though Sierra Leone's attorney general has ordered judges to start applying it already” (para 9).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

“‘With this declaration, I have also directed the following: that all government hospitals must provide free medical treatment and certificate to every victim of rape and sexual abuse,’ he said” (para 5). “Thousands of cases [of rape] are unreported because of a culture of silence or indifference, leaving victims traumatised, he said, adding that he wants to increase awareness” (para 7). “He also ordered the creation of a special police division for rape and sexual violence against minors” (para 10).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Olabisi Claudius Cole, head of the Rainbo Initiative that provides free medical and psycho-social services for survivors of gender-based violence, called the president's declaration a landmark in tackling such violence in Sierra Leone” (para 11).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Julius Maada Bio said hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assault are reported in the west African nation each month against women, girls and babies as young as three months old… He added that 70 per cent of victims are under 15” (para 2-3). “Thousands of cases [of rape] are unreported because of a culture of silence or indifference, leaving victims traumatised, he said, adding that he wants to increase awareness” (para 7).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

“The current law carries a maximum penalty of 15 years, and very few cases have been prosecuted” (para 4).
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Sierra Leone's president has declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence in a keynote address” (para 1). “Mr Bio's declaration comes after months of campaigning by activists” (para 6). “The government will engage communities and civil society in dialogue to end the scourge that is slowly wrecking the nation, the president said” (para 8). “Olabisi Claudius Cole, head of the Rainbo Initiative that provides free medical and psycho-social services for survivors of gender-based violence, called the president's declaration a landmark in tackling such violence in Sierra Leone. It had been made possible by the tireless voices of survivors and activists, she said. First lady Fatima Bio said all...more
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

“The president declared that those who sexually assault minors will face life in prison” (para 3). “The current law carries a maximum penalty of 15 years, and very few cases have been prosecuted” (para 4).
Nov. 23, 2020, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"S 27: (4) Subsection (1) [prohibiting discriminatory laws] shall not apply to any law so far as that law makes provision— ... (e) for the application in the case of members of a particular race or tribe or customary law with respect to any matter to the exclusion of any law with respect to that matter which is applicable in the case of other persons S 170: (2) The common law of Sierra Leone shall comprise the rules of law generally known as the common law, the rules of law generally known as the doctrines of equity, and the rules of customary law including those determined by the Superior Court...more