Sierra Leone: Fighting Gender-Based Violence and Early Marriages

At the just-concluded UN General Assembly (UNGA78), Ms. Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady of Sierra Leone actively engaged in a series of gender-empowerment events. Her participation extends her efforts to advance women’s rights and advocate against rape and child marriage, in her home country. In an interview with Africa Renewal’s Jocelyn Sambira, Ms. Bio delved into these issues and more. Here are the excerpts:

You have attended many UN General Assembly events. How would you describe your…

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