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Reading: 21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage
Reading: 21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage

21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage

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21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage
21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage

Women Deliver 2023 conference: Kadijatu Sento Sesay, a 21-year-old representative from Sierra Leone, expressed her gratitude and humility for attending and participating in a bilateral meeting at the Women Deliver 2023 conference. The conference, held in Rwanda, focused on addressing child marriage and its impact on girls. Sesay’s trip to the conference was funded by Plan International Sierra Leone, an organization dedicated to promoting children’s rights and gender equality.

21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage
21-year-old Sierra Leonean Youth Representative Shines at Women Deliver 2023 Conference, Advocates for Ending Child Marriage

Sesay’s presence at the bilateral meeting is significant as it highlights the importance of including young voices in discussions on pressing issues affecting women and girls. As a young woman from Sierra Leone, a country where child marriage is prevalent, Sesay brings firsthand knowledge and experiences that can contribute to finding effective solutions to this harmful practice.

Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of child marriage globally, with approximately 39% of girls married before the age of 18. Sesay’s attendance at the Women Deliver 2023 conference demonstrates the commitment of organizations like Plan International Sierra Leone to empower young women and amplify their voices on a global stage.

During the bilateral meeting, Sesay had the opportunity to engage with influential figures from USAID, Plan International USA, and the Ambassador of global women’s issues. This interaction allowed her to share her perspectives, insights, and experiences regarding child marriage in Sierra Leone.

Sesay’s presence also serves as an inspiration for other young women in Sierra Leone and beyond. Her participation in such a high-level meeting sends a powerful message that young women have valuable contributions to make and should be included in decision-making processes.

The quote by Sesay underscores the significance of the Women Deliver 2023 conference as a platform for addressing child marriage. It highlights the collective effort of global leaders, organizations, and advocates to tackle this pervasive issue and improve the lives of girls worldwide.

“From Salone to Rwanda: Humbled and honoured to have attended and took part during a bilateral meeting at the #WomenDeliver2023 conference with #USAID ,#USNO,#GH,#RESA,#CEO Plan USA, #Plan Intl Sl

@Ambassador of global women’s focusing on child marriage and its impact on girls.

Sesay’s attendance at the conference and her participation in the bilateral meeting exemplify the importance of investing in young women’s empowerment and education. By providing opportunities for young women like Sesay to engage in such discussions, we can foster a generation of leaders who will continue the fight against child marriage and work towards gender equality.

 

Kadijatu Sento Sesay’s presence at the Women Deliver 2023 conference and her participation in the bilateral meeting on child marriage is a testament to the power of youth voices in driving change. Her experience represents the commitment of organizations like Plan International Sierra Leone to empower young women and address pressing issues affecting girls worldwide. Sesay’s journey from Sierra Leone to Rwanda serves as an inspiration and a call to action for governments, organizations, and individuals to prioritize the rights and well-being of girls and work towards ending child marriage globally.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events and advocacy campaigns. Sallu Kamuskay is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global Multimedia and Public Relations Firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information, on top stories, business, politics, entertainment, and more. Sallu is working with a leading technology company in Africa, Techfrica, that has recently developed and launched a social media, messaging Supfrica with over 150,000 downloads on the Google play store in less than 4 days. He is the Adviser and Media coordinator for the App to give people the platform to connect and communicate to help shape their future with a very fast internet that allows users that live in deprived and hard-to-reach areas with poor internet facility to be able to communicate as it allows and stronger on 2 and 3 G network reception. Sallu has over 9 years of experience in youth engagement, inclusion, and coordination both at local and global levels, giving voice to young people and engaging young people to build a better world. He has served as coordinator for the Wave Alliance which brought together youth-led organisations who attended an international training in South Africa organized by the International Organization – Waves for Change. Sallu is working with the MLT, Waves For Change, and the Government to develop safe spaces for young people, with a view to contributing to the overall development goals of young people including health, as well as to community rebuilding. Sallu is currently the Programme Director for the Wave Alliance, which is a coalition of youth-led and community-based organisations that have successfully introduced evidence-based Surf Therapy programs to young people in communities, with a focus on mental health, peace building and sustainable development. Sallu is currently the focal point and face of Africa’s Faces Social media platform which is a global Social media platform that brings together people from across the world to share their moments, connect, share videos, and interact with friends giving more preference to excluded continents like Africa. Sallu Kamuskay has devoted his time to working for or contributing to a number of national and international organizations and companies, including the Techfrica Technology Company, United Nations, ECOWAS, European Union, Commonwealth Africa Initiatives. This work has led him to travel to a number of countries to contribute to global youth platforms. Sallu is the lead Coordinator for Peace Tour programme, an initiative supported by the European Union, Africa Union, ECOWAS focusing on uniting and empowering young people and local communities. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize. Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.