President Julius Maada Bio and First Lady Fatima Bio Sign Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2024, Launch #WeAreEqual Campaign for Gender Parity

May be an image of 3 people, newsroom and daisPresident Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, accompanied by First Lady Fatima Bio, signed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2024 into law in Freetown.
This law criminalizes marriages of females under 18, imposing penalties such as imprisonment and fines. They also launched the WeAreEqual Campaign for gender parity in health, education, and combating violence against women.
First Lady Fatima Bio led advocacy efforts, overcoming challenges to secure bipartisan support and earning acclaim from activists for her role in advancing women’s rights in Sierra Leone.

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