For Malian refugee girls in northern Niger, early marriage poses risks for girls’ health and for their education. But a new movement is helping them stay out of marriage and stay in school.
INTIKANE, Niger, 1 July 2014 – Aïchatou Mohamed attends primary school in Intikane, in northern Niger, where more than 10,000 refugees from Mali are living. Aichatou likes school and is always on time. Ranked third in her class, she was elected by her schoolmates to represent the pupils at the school management committee, alongside the parents and the administration.