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Sept. 16, 2020, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"In Sierra Leone two in ten women age 20-49 first had sexual intercourse by age 15, nearly seven in ten by age 18, and more than eight in ten by age 20. The median age at first sex among women age 20-49 is 16.5 years—nearly two years younger than women’s median age at first marriage (18.2 years)"
Sept. 7, 2020, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"The median age at first intercourse for women ages 25-49 is 16.4 years old in 2013."
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Aug. 27, 2020, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"In Sierra Lone, 24.8% of women do not have their family planning needs met."
July 29, 2020, 8:52 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Under the Child Rights Act 2007 the minimum legal age of marriage is 18 years. However this is contradicted by the Customary Marriage and Divorce Act 2009 which allows children at 16 to get married with parental consent" (para 26)
July 27, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

According to 2017 data from the UNICEF Data Warehouse, 12.9% of women (aged 20-24 years) were married or in union before age 15 and 29.9% of women (aged 20-24 years) were married or in union before age 18 (CODER COMMENT - MAD)
July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Sierra Leone is 1.03. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.
June 28, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Judy Gitau, Africa regional coordinator at Equality Now, one of the organisations that took Sierra Leone to court over the ban, said governments across Africa must put in place measures to protect adolescent girls when they are in quarantine. 'Sexual predators prey on girls who would ordinarily be safe in schools and, as is the case with conflict or emergency periods, access to medical or legal services are much more difficult to access'" (para 9-10).
June 28, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The Economic Community of West African States court instructed Sierra Leone to establish nationwide programmes to help pregnant girls return to school" (para 2).
June 28, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Sierra Leone has lifted an internationally criticised ban that prohibited pregnant schoolgirls from attending school and sitting exams, in a move heralded by activists as a 'victory for feminism' in the west African nation" (para 1). "The decision, announced on Monday, follows a judgement last December by a top regional court that ordered the immediate overturn of the ban, which effectively barred tens of thousands of girls the right to finish their education. The Economic Community of West African States court instructed Sierra Leone to establish nationwide programmes to help pregnant girls return to school" (para 2). "'Overturning the ban is the first step in building a radically inclusive Sierra...more
June 28, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Campaigners point to the hard lessons learned during the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa. Thousands of girls were left vulnerable and forced to fend for themselves after schools were closed for months on end, which saw more than 18,000 girls fall pregnant in Sierra Leone alone, according to the UN population fund" (para 8).
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 49 out of 100 military and police contributions from Sierra Leone to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 55.93% [45.82-63.92]
May 31, 2020, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

“Between 50,000 and 64,000 internally displaced women in Sierra Leone reported experiencing sexual violence at the hands of armed combatants. Half of internally displaced women who had face-to-face contact with combatants reported experiencing sexual violence."
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Gambia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mozambique, Nepal, Norway, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, Chad, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Tajikistan
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Brunei, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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May 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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May 16, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were reports of massive sexual violence by conflict actors in Sierra Leone during the period 1989-2009.
May 8, 2020, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

In Sierra Leone, 6.5% of men currently aged 20-24 were married before age 18 (2017). Child marriage is defined as under 18 years old.
April 30, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

39%
April 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

44%
April 27, 2020, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-3

Legal rights mean for Sierra Leone in 2014 is 0.119, standard deviation is 0.143, 2.5th percentile is -0.158, and 97.5th percentile is 0.402.