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Matters for Women is committed to discovering and sharing the latest news. Here you can find both podcasts and articles on the latest news from across Sierra Leone.

4 Jan 2024

Media Matters for Women Completes our 10th Year of Advocating for Women and Girls’ Rights in Sierra Leone

Madeline MacKenzie

This year Media Matters for Women celebrated 10 years of serving some of the most vulnerable people on the planet – women and girls in ...

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4 Dec 2023

Media Matters for Women at the Paris Peace Forum

Madeline MacKenzie

The Media Matters for Women team showcased our female-owned aquaculture project at the annual Paris Peace Forum. The fish farm, which was supported by the ...

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29 Oct 2023

MMW’s Period Power Project Plants the Seed for Teen’s Entrepreneurial Venture

MMW Team

Media Matters for Women (MMW) recently launched its third year of leading the 12-week Period Power Project (PPP), an innovative program that teaches teenagers about ...

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22 Oct 2023

Florence Sesay, MMW-SL Executive Director, Shares Insights from MMW’s Recent Peacebuilding Project at a UN Women Conference

MMW Team

During our recent peacebuilding project, Media Matters for Women (MMW) was a leading member of the women’s civil society organizations’ creating peace court barrays, traditional ...

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15 Sep 2023

MMW Summer/Fall 2023 News

MMW Team

Success! More women elected to public office By Executive Director Florence Sesay Media Matters for Women played a key role in the national elections in ...

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12 Sep 2023

MMW’s Female-Owned Fish Farm Selected for Paris Peace Forum

MMW Team

Media Matters for Women’s Kamalenka Fish Farm project has been selected by the Paris Peace Forum committee to be showcased at its upcoming conference in ...

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4 Sep 2023

Media Matters for Women Promotes Peace during and after Elections

Alinah Kallon

By Alinah O. Kallon, Senior Journalist  Media Matters for Women (MMW) played an important leadership role in an elections project designed to promote peace leading ...

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26 Jun 2023

Media Matters for Women is Now Available on Afripods

MMW Team

Media Matters for Women (MMW) is thrilled to announce that our podcasts, which share information pertaining to the health, wellness, and access to rights for ...

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23 May 2023

How Child Trafficking Affects the Health of Children

Zainab Sheriff

by Zainab Sheriff Human trafficking is a very serious and growing problem in Sierra Leone, particularly for children. The government and other likeminded organizations have ...

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14 May 2023

MMW Spring 2023 News

Florence Sesay

Media Matters for Women’s Senior Reporter Alinah Kallon, left, and Executive Director Florence Sesay stand in front of the world flags display at the United ...

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21 Apr 2023

Fish Farm Project Takes off, Thanks to MMW’s Assistance

MMW Team

By MMW Team Media Matters for Women (MMW) is helping to build a women-owned fish farming project in Kamakwie, a remote and impoverished area in ...

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21 Apr 2023

MMW with Consortium of Communities of Practice Demand Justice for Rape of Young Girl

Alinah Kallon

By Alinah Kallon, Senior MMW Journalist In May 2022, Jane Kamara (not her real name), an 8-year-old child, and her friends accepted a ride home ...

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28 Mar 2023

MMW Presents its Work During UN Events in New York City in March

Madeline MacKenzie

By Madeline MacKenzie  Media Matters for Women hosted an event in connection with the United Nations’ 67th session of the Commission on the Status of ...

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14 Mar 2023

Journalists Travel from Sierra Leone to Telluride Raising Awareness

Madeline MacKenzie

Telluride Daily Planet March 14, 2023 On the backside of their recent trip to New York City to host a panel discussion connected with the ...

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13 Mar 2023

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

Madeline MacKenzie

Arvada Press March 13, 2023 MMW Executive Director Florence Sesay and Senior Journalist Alinah Kallon spoke with the Arvada Press about their work advocating for ...

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27 Feb 2023

MMW Mourns Loss of Hannah Grace Lahai

Zainab Sheriff

By Zainab Sheriff, Senior Journalist  We are greatly saddened about the passing of Hannah Grace Lahai, a tireless advocate for women’s health and wellbeing, and ...

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13 Feb 2023

Sierra Leone Passes ‘Ground Breaking’ Gender Equality Law

Alinah Kallon

By Alinah O. Kallon, MMW senior journalist “As a woman and an activist, I feel fulfilled that all our efforts have not gone in vain. ...

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10 Feb 2023

MMW Journalist Awarded Fellowship to Tackle Human Trafficking Crisis in Sierra Leone

Madeline MacKenzie

For media requests, please contact info@mediamattersforwomen.org. NEWS RELEASE – Freetown, Sierra Leone, Feb. 17, 2023 –  Human trafficking of women and children has reached crisis levels ...

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3 Feb 2023

MMW Journalist Collaborates with Regional Journalists and Democracy Activists to Address Election Coverage Challenges

Madeline MacKenzie

For media requests, please contact info@mediamattersforwomen.org. NEWS RELEASE – Freetown, Sierra Leone, Feb. 16, 2023 –  With the political tensions surrounding the upcoming elections in June ...

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4 Jan 2023

MMW Newsletter January 2023

Madeline MacKenzie

A Message from Executive Director Florence Sesay We continue to campaign against sexual and gender-based violence by Florence Sesay I am pleased to welcome you ...

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20 Dec 2022

MMW-SL STAFF RECEIVES CHRISTMAS BONUS

Madeline MacKenzie

Staff and field workers across MMWSL’s three regions of operation have received their Christmas bonuses as the festive celebrations commences. The Christmas bonus initiative is ...

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12 Dec 2022

MMW Celebrates Inter-generational Dialogue During 16 Days of Activism

Alinah Kallon

by MMW Senior Journalist Alinah Kallon Media Matters for Women in collaboration with Rainbo Initiative, Ministry of Gender and Children’s Affairs launches 16 Days of ...

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29 Nov 2022

WESTERN RURAL DISTRICT’S SUCCESSFUL PERIOD POWER PROJECT

Ndeamoh Mansaray

by MMW Senior Journalist Ndeamoh Mansaray Media Matters for Women’s second Period Power Project commenced at the end of October. Ten schools participated as part ...

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22 Nov 2022

Media Matters for Women Concludes its Period Power Project with a Grand Finale

Alinah Kallon

By Alinah Kallon In 2020-21 Media Matters for Women launched our Period Power Project, first in the pilot phase.  The initial project yielded a huge ...

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