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“We are tired of clapping and dancing for men…”

In Sierra Leone, standing for election as a woman means you may face the threat of having your home destroyed. On a rece...

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Lent

Rebuilding lives after the Ebola crisis

Rugiatu is nine and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. But her life has not been easy so-far. Rugiatu’s mother d...

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Sierra Leone

Press for Progress – International Women’s Day 2018

In many places Trócaire works, women are still struggling to be heard and fighting for their place at the parliamentary...

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Lent

Invitation: Annual Trócaire Lecture

You are invited to attend the St. Patrick’s College Maynooth Annual Trócaire Lecture. The Sustainable Development...

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Lent

Ireland’s largest fundraiser to support over two million people in 2018

This year our Trócaire box tells the story of Kumba, a seven-year-old girl from Sierra Leone. This week marks the six m...

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Humanitarian

Struggling to cope one month on from devastating Sierra Leone landslide

I wake up on my first morning in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to the sound of torrential rain outside.  I...

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Humanitarian

Delivering emergency relief to communities impacted by Sierra Leone mudslide

Last Monday, 14 August, a mudslide swept through hillside communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  The slopes of Mou...

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Sierra Leone

Mudslides in Sierra Leone leave hundreds dead and 600 missing

Eyewitness account Things are really bad on the ground. Just a few minutes’ walk from our office in Freetown the roads...

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Resource Rights

Supporting women’s livelihoods in Ebola affected communities

Stories from Trócaire project funded by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP). Compiled by Maria ...

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Turning life around after domestic violence

In Sierra Leone, Trócaire is supporting women like Esther Bangua (32) to rebuild their lives after gender-based violenc...

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