Otse, Botswana – When Rose Matuulane was pregnant five years ago, she had to wait for a nurse to visit her small village, Otse, to provide antenatal check-ups. When the nurse could not make it, Ms.... Read more
ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda – Things looked bad for the family of Flora and Patrick Anduga in war-ravaged South Sudan. The couple increasingly feared for the safety and welfare of their two children... Read more
MASVINGO, Zimbabwe – Two years ago, Evermore left school at the age of 14 to marry a 23-year-old man. Her marriage quickly deteriorated to the point of her husband beating her and denying her food.... Read more
MNARANI, Kilifi County, Kenya – “He told me he loved me, and I believed him,” says Purity Bahati. Little did she know that two years later, her world would literally turn upside down.
She began a... Read more
NAMAHARA, Chiradzulu district, Malawi – Daniel Kasekwe dropped out of Domasi Secondary school in Zomba in 2007, while in form three.
He eventually married his long-time girlfriend, Jayne, and they... Read more
BUKWO, Uganda – “My wife told me how much she suffered when she was cut (female genital mutilation) at the age of 14. She also faced a hard time during the delivery of our first child. She had to be... Read more
KAMENGE, Burundi – When Ramadhani Mbonankira was orphaned, the survival of his family was no longer a certainty.
Ramadhani, now 32, lives with his two brothers and two nephews in Kamenge, north of... Read more
Ejected from home by her family at the tender age of 17, Precious Hove found herself forced into an early marriage in a strange community. With nothing to her name, she was reliant on an abusive,... Read more
“If someone had told me that I would one day be subjected to domestic violence, I would not have believed it. I was raised to be a strong and independent woman. Many times I have asked myself why I... Read more
"I would like to prepare myself for the future and I'm ready to and excited about taking care of my own life. I call on all disabled people, especially girls, to refuse to be marginalized or deceived... Read more