Safeguarding Against Home Fires

By Bintu Mansaray

                    According to the American Red Cross, children under five are twice as likely as other people to die in a home fire. Many home fires are started by children playing with dangerous household items such as matches and lighters.  Not knowing what to do in the event of fire leads to panic, chaos, and…

A new dawn for the fight against SGBV in Sierra Leone?

By Bintu Mansaray

Sustained advocacy and campaigns against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Sierra Leone led President Bio to declare a State of Emergency on the issue in February 2019. Amendments to the 2012 Sexual Offences Act followed, which included life imprisonment as a maximum sentence and ensured there were minimum sentencing guidelines. Individuals convicted of an…