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Sierra Leone’s School Ban On Pregnant Students Disadvantages Young Women, Human Rights Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: After Ebola, ban on pregnant pupils sours return to school in Sierra Leone
“…The government and United Nations last year launched alternative classes for pregnant students, which will continue to cater for those who fall foul of the ban as Sierra Leone starts its first full academic year since the Ebola outbreak. Yet countless girls will suffer stigma and discrimination unless the ban is lifted in the West African nation where only six in 10 girls aged 15 to 24 are literate, compared with three-quarters of boys in that age range, human rights activists say…” (Guilbert, 9/13).

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