2018 | Dirk Gilson, Al Jazeera

In this Al Jazeera web-documentary, Dirk Gilson documents child marriage in Niger and the efforts of young women and NGOs to combat the dangerous practice.

The West African country of Niger has the highest rate of child marriage in the world. This tradition jeopardizes the future of the young girls forced into such marriages and endangers their health. But more and more girls are fighting back.