I was thinking about murder, rape and other terrifying things. It was something different. I raise the problem of traditions and kidnapping without a girl’s permission. I just wonder, why me? I was still a kid. How come it is still happening in the 21st Century?

~ Photo credit: Images provided by Footage and by the storyteller.

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‘I-P’ created this story as a participant in the Girl-talk-Girl program (girltalkgirl.org) by Footage (footageproject.org). Girl-talk-Girl connects young women worldwide, using mobile digital storytelling to spark dialogue and change around the gender-based violence present in their lives. Footage is a NGO with a mission to raise voices to elevate lives through creative research, media arts, and the science of storytelling.