Sierra Leone First Lady Dr. Fatima Maada Bio Arrives in Rome …for the inaugural commemoration of United Nations World Day for Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence 


The First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Maada Bio has on Thursday 17th November 2022, arrived in Rome, Italy to join in commemorating the inaugural marking of the brand new “World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence”.

It can be recalled that this brand new Day of commemoration was created by the U.N. General Assembly after a Historic Resolution was presented there by the Sierra Leone First Lady earlier this month as part of His Excellency President of Sierra Leone Dr. Julius Maada Bio’s efforts to protect Women and Children especially Girls.

H.E. Dr. Fatima Maada Bio has a shining record, spanning over two decades now, on Advocacy for Protection of Women and Children. On November 18th 2022 here in Rome, the distinguished Sierra Leone global icon will use that her experience to participate in High Level discussions alongside a distinguished panel of Scholars and Government Representatives.

During the High Level discussions, it is expected that they will reach consensus on the types of Actions that Governments around the World can take to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence as well as to ensure victims can get to Heal after suffering such heinous crimes.

The First Lady was warmly welcomed at the airport by a cross-section  of Sierra Leone diplomats in Europe led by Sierra Leone Ambassador in Germany H.E. M’Baimba Lamin Baryoh who is also accredited to The Vatican and Italy.

Strategic Communication Division

Office of the First Lady