Child Marriage

Meet the activist who's stopped over a dozen child marriages

Kavita Dogra | Apr 25, 2019

Meet Shalini. A girls’ rights activist from India who stopped her own marriage at 17 and has prevented over a dozen child marriages in her community.

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