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June 16, 2021, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Sierra Leone adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2010 for the period 2010-2014...The NAP was drafted following the findings of a nationwide mapping survey which sought to establish a baseline of existing initiatives on UNSCR 1325 and develop a plan that could integrate coordination efforts. The NAP compiles its objectives under five thematic pillars: preventing conflict; protecting women and girls, including holding perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence accountable; increasing women’s participation and representation; promoting the implementation of the NAP; and monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. Additionally, the NAP includes an estimated budget" (para 1). "Despite the grave human rights violations they experienced, women were excluded from the Lomé...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:10 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).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .55 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Sierra Leone" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Sierra Leone was 2.2 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Sierra Leone was 2.2 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Sierra Leone was 48.0% (p 70).
May 22, 2021, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Isha knew she was in trouble when her passport was snatched from her hands. The 27-year-old from Sierra Leone had just arrived in the Omani capital, Muscat, believing she was to start a well-paid job at a restaurant" (para 1). "Now rights groups are warning that the Covid pandemic has made conditions even more difficult for migrant domestic workers in Oman who come from poorer countries such as Sierra Leone" (para 5). "One group working to support domestic workers has warned that 200 Sierra Leonean women are stranded and homeless in Oman. Many were trafficked there, tricked like Isha into thinking that a better life was waiting for them" (para...more
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 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, 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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April 19, 2021, 3:54 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, 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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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Sierra Leone does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
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

3.0
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).