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Real Women, Real Stories: Issue 7

by Jaz Fenton |

Radhika, Girls Not Brides

In each Stories Issue, we collect stories from women around the world. These stories are authentic, raw, and unapologetic. They are emotional. They are stories not often told. We hope their stories of strength will spark necessary conversations about child marriage and, most importantly, change these practices for the betterment of women everywhere.


Radhika, 17

"If I hadn’t got married, maybe I would have become a nurse. But since I got married and left school, I couldn’t follow my dream."

Watch Radhika's story


Lùcia, 15

"I wasn’t sure in the beginning if I wanted this. In the end it wasn’t my decision; everyone convinced me. The family decided this was best."

 Read Núcia's story and more


Reena, 13

"When I was studying in the 9th class, I suddenly got a message that my wedding has been fixed for August 15, 2012. I felt like my dreams had been shattered. My father is very poor. That's why he felt if I got married early, then I will ease the way for my four younger sisters."

 Watch Reena's story


At YLLO Beauty, it's our mission to help end child marriage so girls can be just that—girls. And your purchase helps. We donate 10% of our profits to Girls Not Brides member organizations across the globe.

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