A latest survey done in Freetown has shown that 21% of prostitutes in the capital Freetown are children under the age of eighteen years. The research which was done by Pink Power Organization and Brighter Horizon Project also revealed that most of these children had their first sexual experience through rape.
The research shows that these children who constitute this category fall within the age bracket of 11 and 15.
As Sierra Leone joins the world in the celebration of World Menstrual Day, the Hawa Trust Foundation, a non-government organization that works with children, women and youth in the Bombali district together with Marion Tee Koroma and the Bombali District Council has organized a training for 20 schools at the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) Hall.
The training was held on the topics: “Why considering mental hygiene as important, what is menstruation, health problems related to poor mental hygiene, how women and girls can keep themselves healthy during their period among others.
Following the government’s stride for a national peace infrastructure in the country, the Civil Society Consultative Forum on National Peace and Cohesion recently concluded a-two-day conference to discuss the upcoming Bintumani III Conference. The consultation was held at the Youyi Building Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown.
The conference according to the Executive Director Campaign for Good Governance Marcella Samba Sesay is for CSOs to deliberate on their position in advance of the Bintumani III Conference.