FORWARD UK

Safeguarding Girls at Risk in Sierra Leone

The overall goal is - Vulnerable girls and young women in Sierra Leone are able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights, have choices and entitlements resulting in reduced teenage pregnancy, reduced child marriage and improved policy environment.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (292403)

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Situation

Girls and young women aged 12- 24 years, living in urban poor areas at risk of early pregnancy, early motherhood, child marriage and sexual exploitation in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In addition poor living conditions and poverty are factors that increase the girls at risk. The girls run the heightened risks of HIV, ostracisation in the community and by their families. Girls are made to feel isolated and vulnerable.

Solution

The project aims to target girls and young women aged 12 - 24 years, living in urban poor areas at risk of early pregnancy, early motherhood, child marriage and sexual exploitation in Freetown, Sierra Leone