After seeing how early marriage forced Alice to abandon her ambitions, Elizabeth is working to ensure that other girls in her community do not face the same fate. She attends a girl’s empowerment club run by Continuity Zambia, a local organization that promotes children’s health and development. Last February, Elizabeth and her classmates wrote, composed, and sung an “anthem to end child marriage.” “I know my rights,” Elizabeth said. “That’s why I’m speaking out.”
Read article by Alexandra Kotowski from Human Rights Watch.