In Sierra Leone, Local Journalism is a Lifeboat for Women in Rural Communities

Arvada Press

March 13, 2023

Alinah Kallon, at left, and Florence Sesay attended the 67th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, which was held in New York City in early March. They also hosted a panel discussion that was associated with the event.

MMW Executive Director Florence Sesay and Senior Journalist Alinah Kallon spoke with the Arvada Press about their work advocating for women and girls in Sierra Leone. As MMW approaches its 10-year anniversary, Sesay and Kallon shared personal stories from their experience fighting for women’s rights in last-mile communities. They also spoke about their experience in New York City, joining together with women from across the world in this movement for female empowerment.

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