Just A Girl
There are an estimated 22 million child brides living in Nigeria according to UNICEF, and the numbers show no sign of slowing. For Women’s History Month, Sage launched a short film and campaign JUST A GIRL, Directed by Yassa Khan, to shed light on the epidemic of child marriage. Their emotive film shares the voices and stories of three young girls whose childhoods were stolen when they became child brides and mothers. Naza and her team worked closely with the grassroots organisations It’s Never Your Fault and Bella Foundation, to support them in their remarkable work on the ground to support girls and to also change legislation, which currently allows this practice to continue lawfully. The film drove the audience to sign a petition that is striving to rewrite the law for good.