Memory Banda shares her fearless journey to stand up against child marriage in Malawi

“I really need to step up.” Those are the life-changing words that ran through young Memory Banda‘s head when she was faced with the terrifying reality of child marriage at the age of 13. Banda is from Malawi, where a staggering 50% of girls are married by age of 18 — usually men two or three times their age. But she decided to take a stand, and ultimately helped end the practice for many girls in her community. Read more here:

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