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Are Women the Future of Sierra Leone?

August 8, 2022

Chernor Bah 

August 8, 2022 — War captures headlines… but what happens when the rubble clears? How does a country – and its people – rebuild after tragedy?

Chernor Bah was a child when Sierra Leone fell into a brutal, ten-year civil war. Now, 20 years later, he’s working to ensure that Sierra Leoneans, especially women, are at the center of the country’s postwar narrative and development.

Bah shares how his early experiences with war and humanitarian aid inspired to create Purposeful, an Africa-rooted organization that challenges the long held assumption that men – and white donors – should dictate redevelopment in the Global South.

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