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Yes, Sierra Leone has outlawed child marriage.

SLAJ-iVerify has conducted a fact-checking exercise on the claim that Sierra Leone has outlawed child marriage in new legislation and found it to be true.

Claim

Sierra Leone outlaws child marriage in new legislation.

Rating Justification

The claim that Sierra Leone has outlawed child marriage in new legislation is true. The SLAJ-iVerify network of fact-checking desks has fact-checked and verified the claim that Sierra Leone has outlawed child marriage through new legislation. Arriving at this conclusion involved multiple steps to ensure the accuracy of the information:

The official Facebook page of the Parliament of Sierra Leone was reviewed, specifically examining extracts from its live session on 20 June 2024, when the Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill 2024 was enacted (links can be found in the Evidence and References section below).

Official Facebook pages of other government officials, including the First Lady Fatima Bio and Member of Parliament Honorable Mariama Konneh Zombo, were reviewed for statements and confirmations regarding the new legislation (links can be found in the Evidence and References section below).

SLAJ-iVerify concludes that the claim is true based on these comprehensive reviews and consultations.