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“In Their Own Words Girls from Sierra Leone on Sexuality, Pregnancy and Services”

In Sierra Leone, poverty, gender inequality, early sexual initiation and sexual violence affect girls’ and young women’s ability to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. The social taboos on sexuality education and the lack of access to information and services makes the situation worse.

This booklet forms part of a project supported by IPPF and FORWARD in partnership with PPASL on “Empowering girls at risk”. The aim of the project is to better understand the lives of girls and provide a medium for increasing the voice and participation of girls.