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Latest items for Sierra Leone

Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Sierra Leone who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 36 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Guinea, Iceland, India, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Togo
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Sierra Leone was 443 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Sierra Leone is 51.1% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Sierra Leone is 61 years for women and 59 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is 59.6 years for men and 61.9 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar, Sierra Leone
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"30.3 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 12:44 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) is '29.6%.'"
June 19, 2023, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Instead of contracting a civil marriage, Muslims in Sierra Leone may marry according to Islamic law." (CODER COMMENT- ERD: Because of this exception first cousin marriage should be considered legal)
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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June 1, 2023, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

Sierra Leone shares its northeastern border with Guinea. The border stretches across the mountainous region of the two countries. The northeastern border of Sierra Leone with Guinea passes through a region that includes both sparsely populated and densely populated areas. In Guinea, the border region includes towns such as Labe, Kouroussa, and Kissidougou, which have significant population centers. On the Sierra Leone side, the border area includes towns like Koinadugu, Kambia, and Kono, which also have various population levels. Guinea shares historical, cultural, and economic ties with Sierra Leone, and their borders play a significant role in regional interactions and cross-border activities. While there is a lack of quantitative data,...more
May 18, 2023, 2:07 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Devolution of Estates Act, Sec. 6; Customary Land Rights Act, Secs. 5 and 6(2b).
May 18, 2023, 2:07 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Devolution of Estates Act, Secs. 7 and 8; Customary Land Rights Act, Sec. 5.
May 18, 2023, 2:07 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law prohibits discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Directives on Provision of Financial Services on a Non-Discriminatory Basis of August 5, 2021. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Registration of Customary Marriage and Divorce Act, Sec. 18. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL...more
March 4, 2023, 7:52 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Ms. Bangura, 18, left home almost five years ago, after her parents gave her a choice: to be initiated in a ceremony centered on genital cutting, or leave. The ceremony allows entrance to bondo, or 'the society,' a term for the gender-and-ethnicity-based groups that control much of life here. 'My mom said, ‘If you won’t do bondo, you have to go,' Ms. Bangura said, her voice low but her chin defiantly raised. The choice cut her off from her family’s financial support and left her unable to pay for further education or to marry" (Para. 2-3). "For more than two decades, there has been a push across the developing world...more
March 4, 2023, 7:52 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"In most cases, the initiation involves excision of the clitoris and labia minora with a razor by a senior society member called a sowei, who has no medical training but is believed to be spiritually powerful. The ceremony is carried out in women-only encampments, which were once rural but are now sometimes in towns, known as the 'bondo bush'" (Para. 9).
March 4, 2023, 7:52 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"A proposed amendment to the Child Right Act, which has been under review by Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Gender and Children Affairs, would codify cutting as a “harmful practice” and make it illegal to perform the procedure on girls under 18. This is far less than the outright ban than many opponents want. But the path to outlawing the procedure is not a clear one. Powerful individuals and institutions continue to champion the practice — some overtly, some discreetly — on the grounds that it is a key part of Sierra Leone’s culture and values. They often bolster the claim with the assertion that the anti-cutting movement is a Western...more
March 4, 2023, 7:52 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"More than 90 percent of women over 30 in Sierra Leone have undergone genital cutting, compared with just 61 percent of those ages 15 to 19, according to the most recent household survey on the subject, conducted by UNICEF in 2019. The practice is normally carried out on girls at the onset of puberty, although there are areas of the country where it is done on girls who are much younger" (Para. 7). "Kadiatu Bangura inherited the role of sowei and estimated that she cut more than 100 girls in the town of Port Loko before her daughter Zeinab, who is now 22, asked her to quit..." (Para. 40).more
Dec. 14, 2022, 2 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Ms. Bangura, 18, left home almost five years ago, after her parents gave her a choice: to be initiated in a ceremony centered on genital cutting, or leave. The ceremony allows entrance to bondo, or 'the society,' a term for the gender-and-ethnicity-based groups that control much of life here. 'My mom said, ‘If you won’t do bondo, you have to go,' Ms. Bangura said, her voice low but her chin defiantly raised. The choice cut her off from her family’s financial support and left her unable to pay for further education or to marry" (Para. 2-3). "For more than two decades, there has been a push across the developing world...more
Dec. 14, 2022, 2 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"More than 90 percent of women over 30 in Sierra Leone have undergone genital cutting, compared with just 61 percent of those ages 15 to 19, according to the most recent household survey on the subject, conducted by UNICEF in 2019. The practice is normally carried out on girls at the onset of puberty, although there are areas of the country where it is done on girls who are much younger" (Para. 7). "Kadiatu Bangura inherited the role of sowei and estimated that she cut more than 100 girls in the town of Port Loko before her daughter Zeinab, who is now 22, asked her to quit..." (Para. 40).more
Dec. 14, 2022, 2 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"A proposed amendment to the Child Right Act, which has been under review by Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Gender and Children Affairs, would codify cutting as a “harmful practice” and make it illegal to perform the procedure on girls under 18. This is far less than the outright ban than many opponents want. But the path to outlawing the procedure is not a clear one. Powerful individuals and institutions continue to champion the practice — some overtly, some discreetly — on the grounds that it is a key part of Sierra Leone’s culture and values. They often bolster the claim with the assertion that the anti-cutting movement is a Western...more
Dec. 14, 2022, 2 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"In most cases, the initiation involves excision of the clitoris and labia minora with a razor by a senior society member called a sowei, who has no medical training but is believed to be spiritually powerful. The ceremony is carried out in women-only encampments, which were once rural but are now sometimes in towns, known as the 'bondo bush'" (Para. 9).
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Chad, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Taiwan, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CONST-SCALE-1

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

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