NPR Interviews Co-Author Of Amnesty International Report Examining Sierra Leone Law Preventing Pregnant Girls From Attending School

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“Last spring, with the Ebola outbreak under control, students in Sierra Leone returned to school after a months-long hiatus … [but a] law that went into effect in April bars ‘visibly pregnant’ students from school. … [Esther Major, who researches economic, social, and cultural rights at Amnesty International,] co-authored a report Amnesty published Friday titled ‘Shamed and Blamed: Pregnant girls’ rights at risk in Sierra Leone.’ We asked her to tell us more about the law and its effects…” (Cole, 11/9).