Reports & Articles

Listed below are the titles and links to reports and articles that have been written and produced by AdvocAid. These have been produced to support campaigns we’re running, and raise awareness about human rights issues affecting girls and women in detention in Sierra Leone.

Title: Press Release: “Decriminalising Poverty: Advocating for Reform of Petty Offences in Sierra Leone”

Year: 2017

AdvocAid and the Center for Accountability and the Rule of Law (CARL), launched their new OSIWA funded project on the 13th June 2017. Read more about the event and the project here.



Title: Global Prison Trends

Year: 2017

Summary: Global Prison Trends 2017 is the third edition in Penal Reform International’s annual Global Prison Trends series, which identifies the topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. AdvocAid contributed some key information to this report.



Title: Criminalisation of Abortion in Sierra Leone

Year: 2016

Summary: A briefing paper by AdvocAid, urging President Ernest Bai Koroma to sign the Safe Abortion Bill into law in Sierra Leone, to enhance human rights of women and prevent needless deaths. Press Release.


Title: Pay No Bribe for Bail

Year: 2015

Summary: A policy report on corruption within the bail system in Sierra Leone, produced as part of AdvocAid’s ASJP funded ‘Pay no Bribe For Bail’ campaign, launched in October 2015.


Title: Stay at Home Report

Year: 2015

Summary: A report on AdvocAid’s findings and recommendations following a monitoring exercise of police stations during the Ebola three day ‘lockdown’ in March 2015.


Title: Women, Debt and Detention

Year: 2012

Summary: An Exploratory Report on Fraudulent Conversion and the Criminalisation of Debt in Sierra Leone. Find the responses to FAQ’s around Women, Debt and Detention.


Title: Justice for Girls

Year: 2011

Summary: A report concerning girls in conflict with the law and sexual exploitation in Sierra Leone. Produced in conjunction with African Prisons Project, Justice Studio and Defence for Children.


Title: 21 Days: Enough Time to Save Your Neck

Year: 2011

Summary: A briefing paper on the restricted time limits to appeal for those sentenced to death, produced when providing legal representation to Sierra Leone’s longest serving woman on death row.


Title: Children Living in Prison: Insights from Sierra Leone

Year: 2008

Summary: A research report prepared for the Quaker United Nations Office around the impact of prison on children, and reforms required. Contact QUNO for more information on their work.