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Adolescent Girls’ Experiences of Violence in School in Sierra Leone and the Challenges to Sustainable Change

Lab Area: Girls' Education & Empowerment

Region: Africa

Category: Positive Youth Development

This article explores what is working to reduce gender-based violence in junior secondary schools in Sierra Leone, focusing in particular on Plan UK’s Building Skills for Life project. The project focuses on supporting the empowerment of adolescent girls through a life cycle approach, focusing on four core areas: the attainment of quality basic education, freedom from violence, economic empowerment, and the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Source: Anita Reilly