Afghan teen rapper sings to end child marriage
Sonita Alizadeh, an Afghan teen rapper who sings about the ordeal many girls in Afghanistan go through when are sold by their families to marry at an early age in return of money. But why is she singing about this issue?
Sonita Alizadeh brought her campaign to end forced child marriage to the World Bank Group Fragility Forum 2016.
Sonita herself escaped a marriage her parents had planned for her through her music, inspired by Iranian and American rappers.
Her story is documented in the music video “Brides for Sale,” which brought international attention to this cause. #Music4Dev
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