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Asiata* suffers from epilepsy. In September 2017, she was detained at the Female Correctional Centre in Kenema town for allegedly killing her son as a result of a seizure. She is now awaiting indictment at the High Court.read more
AdvocAid is looking for a dynamic and inspiring woman to lead its vital work providing access to justice and holistic support to women and girls in Sierra Leone. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and girls.read more
The last three months have, as always, been busy and full of achievements at AdvocAid. We hosted a regional conference on petty offences, launched a documentary about sex workers and appealed a death sentence to the Supreme Court, while continuing to support women and girls in police detention and correctional centres across the country.read more
Today, AdvocAid and its partners launch “Kolonko,” a documentary in which sex workers talk about their lives.read more
AdvocAid is proud to welcome two new staff members to its team in Sierra Leone. Daniel Eyre joins the organisation today as Interim Executive Director and Cheryl Sembie started in August as Legal Officer.read more
Title: Justice for Women Who Kill
Summary: Opinion Piece written by our board member Sabrina Mahtani about a woman who has not received her appeal judgement for the murder of her partner. This comes 7 years after AdvocAid placed the appeal. Aminata has been in prison since she was 17 years old.
Following the celebration of our 10 year anniversary last year and winning the Clifford Chance Access to Justice Award, which includes 500 hours of pro bono support from legal and organisational experts, AdvocAid would like to share news of developments for the organisation in 2017.read more
Ten years ago, at the very beginning of our existance, Saramba Kandeh started her legal internship with AdvocAid. Later she became our first ever female Duty Counsel.
Today, Saramba is a Legal and Gender Associate at Aids-Free World, but she has agreed to write this month’s blog to celebrate AdvocAid’s 10th anniversary. In the blog, she tells about some of the women she represented and why the experience she gained made her want to become a human rights lawyer.read more
This summer, Saskia Bunschoten-Binet did an internship with AdvocAid. She very quickly got herself immersed in various aspects of our work and she became an invaluable support to the team. Thanks, Saskia, for all your hard work and dedication!
In this month’s contribution to our anniversary blog series, Saskia reflects upon her time working for AdvocAid.read more
In August, Rebecca Agliolo, a Law Student at the University of Cambridge, volunteered remotely for AdvocAid. One of the outcomes was an interesting analysis of “the Prerogative of Mercy”, which offers offenders the opportunity of retrospective pardon.read more
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