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Sierra Leonean man walks with American friend to end sexual violence

Written by on January 27, 2021

A Sierra Leonean man and his American friend will on Wednesday complete their long walk campaigning for an to end sexual violence in Sierra Leone.

The two have trekked more than 300 miles in 20 days from the farthest end of the country in Kailahun District to the capital Freetown. They are expected to arrive in the city centre today.

While on their journey, they have symbolically washed the feet of dozens of women in many towns and villages as an “atonement” for the sexual violence men have committed against women and girls in the country.

They say they want to raise funds to buy a mobile forensic lab which will help gather evidence to prosecute rape offenders.

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