Moiyattu Banya

About the Author Moiyattu Banya

Moiyattu is a Sierra Leonean feminist focused on gender, youth advocacy and research. She focuses her work mainly on women and girl right issues across Africa, creating spaces for women and girls to solve their issues, developing tools for them to become agents of change and leaders in their community. She’s a published writer and enjoys spending time with family, drinking tea and smelling flowers for selfcare. For more on her work visit

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Why Girls should tell their stories

What happens when a girl experiences sexual abuse or violence in the name of culture? What happens when a girl is forced to leave her village to work in the informal, unregulated sector to raise money to pay her school fees? What would it take to end violence, sexual assault harassment, and discrimination against girls?