Maud Droodleever Fortuyn, chief child protection officer for Unicef Sierra Leone, describes how difficult the situation is for women and children, particularly girls.
says the civil war that ravaged the country left girls with little concept of their own self worth, and a feeling that all they have to offer is their bodies.
There is still a long way to go before a solution to this problem is found, but Maud Droodleever Fortuyn
of Unicef is optimistic that things are moving in the right direction.
"On paper it seems that the number of cases of teenage pregnancy is going up," she