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Read our blog to find out more about AdvocAid – we use this space to share what we’re working on, press releases, opinions and to talk about what’s important to us. We’d like to start featuring guest blogs and video blogs; please do get in touch if you’d like to be a guest blogger for AdvocAid!

AdvocAid is recruiting a new Executive Director

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.

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Winter Newsletter 2017

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.

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Sierra Leone: Justice for Women Who Kill

Title: Justice for Women Who Kill
Year: 2017
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.

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New leadership for AdvocAid

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.

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Lawyer Saramba’s blog – AdvocAid: 10 years fighting for justice

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.

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Development Intern Saskia’s Blog: How AdvocAid taught me to be braver

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.

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