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Women of Sierra Leone

July 25, 2010 by  

42 is the average life expectancy of a woman in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest nations on earth. ’42′ is the name British photojournalist Lee Karen Stow gives to an ongoing photographic project documenting the women of Sierra Leone and their struggles to obtain a better life. Violence against women is common. One woman in eight dies in pregnancy or childbirth. Yet these women demonstrate incredible spirit, resilience, determination and desire to be part of a world of equality and opportunity.

Lee Karen Stow

Please join Soroptimist International of the Tri Cities as we celebrate the spirit of these remarkable women. Watch the video “A Family and a Future” about Project SIerra, a joint project between Soroptimist International and Hope and Homes for Children. Listen as Lee Karen Stow tells us about the amazing women who are part of the Wilberforce Women photography project.

We will serve dessert. Tickets are $20 at the door. Please let us know you plan to attend by emailing sitricities@soroptimist.net or calling 604-351-5866.

The Gathering Place, Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam

Wednesday September 1, 7:30-9:30 pm

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