Posts tagged "sierra leone"

A New Book Tells The Tale Of A Sierra Leoneon Woman Who Survived Against All Odds

I barely knew that there was a civil war in Sierra Leone until it was declared over in 2002. I remember seeing an episode of "Oprah" about the horrors women were suffering there: rape, murder, AIDS, extreme poverty. I knew as horrific as it was, I needed to know more. So I will definitely…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 2, 2009

Sierra Leone Offers Scholarships To Virgins

In an attempt to combat teen pregnancy in a country with one of the highest rates, Sierra Leone is offering scholarships to girls who remain virgins. In the West African country, 40 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 29 have children by the time they were 18-years-old. To be eligible for the…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 17, 2009