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“Worse than the War”: An Ethnographic Study of the Impact of the Ebola Crisis on Life, Sex, Teenage Pregnancy, and a Community-Driven Intervention in Rural Sierra Leone
The purpose of this research, undertaken by the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems, is to illuminate both the wider impacts of the Ebola crisis on people's lived experiences, with an emphasis on children, and its more specific effects on issues related to teenage pregnancy and its prevention.
Bottom-up Approaches to Strengthening Child Protection Systems: Placing Children, Families, and Communities at the Center
This article examines an alternative approach of community-driven, bottom-up work that enables nonformal–formal collaboration and alignment, greater use of formal services, internally driven social change, and high levels of community ownership.
Sealing the Past, Facing the Future: An Evaluation of a Program to Support the Reintegration of Girls and Young Women Formerly Associated with Armed Groups and Forces in Sierra Leone
Th is paper reports on an evaluation of a program in Sierra Leone that sought to support the community reintegration of young women and girls formerly associated with armed groups and forces.
Family Structure and Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Adolescents in Rural Sierra Leone
This article examines the impact of care structures on adolescent sexual behaviors and the protective effects of family-level factors on early sex and pregnancy in rural Sierra Leone.
Developing Culturally Relevant Indicators of Reintegration for Girls, Formerly Associated with Armed Groups, in Sierra Leone Using a Participative Ranking Methodology
This article describes a participative ranking methodology for identifying local understanding of reintegration and adjustment of potential value in program planning and evaluation.
A Community-Driven Intervention to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Two Districts in Sierra Leone
Starting in 2012, the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems established a community-owned and driven intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in the Moyamba and Bombali Districts in Sierra Leone.
Cleansing the Wounds of War: an Examination of Traditional Healing, Psychosocial Health and Reintegration in Sierra Leone
This article describes the results of a qualitative study of the effects of traditional cleansing ceremonies for girl soldiers who are survivors of rape in Sierra Leone.
Building Meaningful Participation in Reintegration Among War-Affected Young Mothers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda
In this paper, the authors describe community-based participatory action research (PAR), an innovative field practice that meaningfully involved young mothers formerly associated with armed groups and other vulnerable young mothers in their communities in Liberia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone.