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First Lady Fatima Maada Bio Awarded Degree

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Sierra Leone’s First Lady Fatima Maada Bio was awarded a degree in recognition of her dedication towards improving the lives of women and children in Sierra Leone. She believes that this accolade would serve as a catalyst, inspiring her to continue her impactful work and encourage all to embrace the culture of assisting those in need

First Lady Fatima Maada Bio has been appointed as a UNAIDS champion for the empowerment and engagement of adolescent girls and young women in Sierra Leone 1. She is also a leading advocate for the Hands Off Our Girls Campaign, a movement launched by President Maada Bio in December 2018 to ban early child marriage and end sexual violence against women and girls 1. In 2022, she spearheaded the adoption of the first-ever World Day for the Prevention of, and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence, which is commemorated annually on 18 November.

 

First Lady Fatima Maada Bio was awarded a degree in recognition of her dedication towards improving the lives of women and children in Sierra Leone. She believes that this accolade would serve as a catalyst, inspiring her to continue her impactful work and encourage all to embrace the culture of assisting those in need 2.

The First Lady’s commitment to empowering women and girls is evident through her various initiatives. She is a champion of Education Plus, an initiative launched by UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UN Women to prevent HIV infections through free universal, quality secondary education for all girls and boys in Africa, reinforced through comprehensive empowerment programs 1.

Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio’s dedication towards improving the lives of women and children in Sierra Leone is commendable. Her appointment as a UNAIDS champion for adolescent girls and young women is a testament to her unwavering commitment to empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone

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