Sierra Leone

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 6.316 million
  • Population under 15: 43%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 46 years
  • Human Development Index: 181 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 1.4%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 28%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 18 years): 39%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2013

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Augustine Frazer - Walden University1 Apr 2019

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study (a doctoral dissertation) was to explore how post-Ebola student-orphans enrolled in an agricultural university in rural Sierra Leone experienced post disaster specialized case management to enhance student performance.

Janet Njelesani - Child Abuse & Neglect8 Jan 2019

Guided by social-ecological theory, this study explores responses to violence against children with disabilities, including preventative measures and treatment of victims in the West African countries of Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Binta Alleyne-Green, Alex Kulick, Sara Matsuzaka, Theresa S. Betancourt - Global Social Welfare9 Oct 2018

This study from Global Social Welfare examined the contributions of potentially stigmatizing war violence exposures and more recent post-conflict reintegration experiences to intimate partner violence for girls in Sierra Leone. Overall, this sample reported middling levels of community reintegration, and similar average rates of family reintegration.

UNICEF16 Apr 2018

UNICEF is seeking a National Consultant for a Baseline Study for Project on Care and Protection for Vulnerable Children in Sierra Leone.

UNICEF1 Apr 2018

UNICEF is seeking a National Consultant for a Baseline Study for a Project on Care and Protection for Vulnerable Children in Sierra Leone.

Janet Njelesani, Goli Hashemi, Cathy Cameron, Deb Cameron, Danielle Richard and Penny Parnes - BMC Public Health17 Jan 2018

This study explores violence experienced by children with disabilities based on data collected from four countries in West Africa- Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Michael Wessells, David Lamin, Marie Manyeh, Dora King, Lindsay Stark, Sarah Lilley and Kathleen Kostelny6 Mar 2017

Using inter-agency action research in Sierra Leone, this chapter provides a case study on how a highly collaborative approach can enable child protection research to achieve a significant national impact.

Better Care Network1 Nov 2016

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Catholic Relief Services – Sierra Leone23 Sep 2016

The Project Director (PD) will be responsible for the overall management of the “All Pikin for Learn” program. 

Zuilkowski S.S., Collet K, Jambai M., Akinsulure-Smith A.M., Betancourt T.S.1 Sep 2016

In Sierra Leone, as in conflict and postconflict settings around the world, youth are coping with their exposure to violence during conflict as well as the poverty and displacement that follow war and the stigma that can persist long after involvement with armed groups has ended.

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