In a small village in Malawi, a teenage girl took a chance and helped changed the world. Memory Banda saw girls her age subjected violence and decided to take a stand against child marriage.
“I hope that girls all over the world will be able to speak with one voice … And stand up for our rights,” she said during her speech at the Social Good Summit.
Her efforts to raise awareness made a huge difference. Under the guidance of an organization called Rise Up, Memory along with 60 other girls were able to convince local chiefs to write by-laws to protect more than four million girls.
Related: Read more about Memory’s incredible journey.
Her stance is an example of how one voice can make a difference. Memory wanted to live in a world free of child marriage. She was able to take charge and raise awareness with other organizations that cared about ending child marriage.
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