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H.E. Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio

Republic of Sierra Leone
Her Excellency Fatima Maada Bio is Sierra Leone’s First Lady and a change agent for the protection of women and girls against violence.

Her Excellency Mrs. Maada Bio’s has left an indelible mark through her transformative initiatives. The “Hands Off Our Girls” campaign, a powerful stand against gender-based violence, earned global recognition and led to significant policy changes in Sierra Leone. Her humanitarian efforts including the National Food Basket program during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Free Sanitary Pad Initiative, showcases her commitment to the well-being and education of Sierra Leoneans. Recognised internationally and locally as a UN champion for the Education Plus program and for sanitation and hygiene, Her Excellency’s impact extends to healthcare with the development of the 34 Military Hospital. She possesses a unique approach to leadership and continues to be a beacon of inspiration for women in Africa.