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Salome – Georgia

October 10, 2019

Salome lives in Tbilisi, Georgia. At 20, Salome was studying art at college, working as a tutor and content creator to suppo...

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Fraidy Reiss – US

May 27, 2019

Growing up in an orthodox religious community in New York, Fraidy was 19 when her family pressured her into marrying an abusi...

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Ngalali – Tanzania

May 20, 2019

When Ngalali, a member of the Massai people in Tanzania, was 13, she made a decision that saved her life. Thanks to the enfor...

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Chinara – Georgia

May 18, 2019

“I’d watch girls on TV fulfilling their potential…and I felt really sad that I was not the same.” I come ...

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Asseel – Lebanon

May 14, 2019

At the age of nine, Asseel* left her native Syria with her family, leaving behind friends and loved ones as the war ravaged h...

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Michelle – US

May 13, 2019

Michelle got pregnant at age 16. Her community was pressuring her family to marry her off to her 19-year-old boyfriend. She d...

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Isla – Kenya

April 5, 2019

Isla*, an 11-year-old rape survivor from Kenya, spoke to us about her experience of sexual violence.  “I was only ei...

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Grizelda – South Africa

December 2, 2018

Grizelda is a human trafficking and prostitution survivor who uses her experiences to inform and educate around the world. Sh...

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Leah – Tanzania

October 11, 2018

Leah was 11 when she discovered that she’d undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) as a baby, but it was years before she...

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Noor – Jordan

July 12, 2018

Noor had no reason to doubt her 55-year-old employer when he told her the pills he was giving her would help her headache. Bu...

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Martha – Tanzania

July 12, 2018

“In our culture, they say if you do not cut the girl, they will not stay with their husband,” says 59-year-old Martha fro...

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Adama – The Gambia

July 12, 2018

For Adama, the worst thing about being cut was the betrayal. Her own mother – the one person who was meant to protect h...