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Pregnant Schoolgirls’ Case Heard March 4

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The organization which has championed the rights of adolescent girls and conducted several other programs for disadvantaged girls in the country said their role in governance has been pivotal to promoting human rights.

Moses Mamh informed journalist that the ECOWAS Court would start hearing the matter on 4th March 2019. He reiterated that the Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police has catalogued a total of eight thousand, five hundred and five rape cases across the country in 2018 and went on to say they are happy with the government for recently declaring rape and sexual violence a national emergency

Martha Kanu-Sourie who is the National Coordinator for Child Welfare Society – Sierra Leone said in April 2015 the government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, imposed a ban on pregnant schoolgirls, prohibiting them to sit to public exams. She added that this occurred immediately after the end of the Ebola epidemic and the reopening of schools.

She further disclosed that a vast majority of pregnant school girls are victims of sexual violence according to a report from the Sierra Leone Police. She added that pregnant girls should not be left behind and should have equal opportunity to be educated as normal school girls.

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