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As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak continues to ravage Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a startling fact regarding the death tolls has come to light: 75% of those who die from the virus are women. That's because most of the primary caregivers, nurses, and cross-border traders in those counties are female. Specialists say that the disease is fairly manageable as long as those in close proximity with the sick avoid bodily fluids or other forms of physical ... Read More
Angelina Jolie has been on a roll lately. First, she produced and starred in her hit new movie, Maleficent - which has been applauded by feminist critics; second, she recently spoke at the first ever Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, of which she is a co-chair.  The conference aims specifically to stop sexual violence during wars and conflicts. According to Reuters, Sierra Leone’s civil war didn’t stop at battle-related ... Read More
  Elizabeth Simbiwa Sogbo-Tortu was disqualified from running for chief in an election in her home country of Sierra Leone, because she is a woman. Not only was she barred from the election solely based on her gender, but as of Monday, she could not return to her home because it had been besieged by members of a Sierra Leone traditional group and her convoy pelted with stones. She has taken refuge in the capital and at the time was being protected by armed ... Read More
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