Ngozi Cole is a storyteller who believes in the power of individual narrative for transformative collective change. She covers issues surrounding gender and health in Sierra Leone and was recently commissioned by Leading Change, an Initiative of the Queen’s Young Leaders Program, to report stories from Sierra Leone in 2017. Ngozi has contributed to Voice of Women Initiative, AWID, For Harriet, and Open Society’s Open Space, and also writes regularly for The Patriotic Vanguard. She also blogs at sepiadahlia.com and seekingsalem.com about feminism and current affairs.
Last year Sierra Leone seemed on the verge of legalizing abortion for the first time in 150 years. Last-minute intervention by religious leaders derailed the bill, and now the US global gag rule poses an additional obstacle. More »