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A child marriage: Betrothed before birth

The documentary Girl Rising aims to ignite a movement to educate girls around the world. Millions of girls, like Jenneh in Sierra Leone, face barriers like child marriage to their education. This is Jenneh’s story.


‘Girl Rising’ film ditches convention to tell stories

The film “Girl Rising,” whose narrators include Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez, tells the stories of 10 girls from 10 different countries. They include a girl who lives on the streets in India, one who survives on a city dump in Cambodia, and another who lives in a slum in Sierra Leone.