At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot. She dropped out of school.
Now 20, she’s left her husband and is a newly minted high school graduate. And she’s helping girls in her community stay in school.
This week, she was in Washington, D.C., to share her story with 300 girl advocates from around the world at the Girl Up Leadership Summit, an annual event organized by the U.N. Foundation. It was her first trip to the U.S. and the first time traveling outside of Malawi.