Forced Child Marriage – Sameem’s Story

Sameem Ali was forced to marry a man she hardly knew at the age of 13, but eventually escaped her abusive family. She is now an author, a local government councillor and campaigns for better education about the problem of forced marriage. Here she tells her story and makes it clear: “Forced marriage is not part of my culture”.

I shot, directed and edited this film for TrueTube. Sameem is an amazing woman who will not stop her work until she eradicates forced child marriage. Find her on twitter and Facebook to join the fight against this abhorrent practice.

 

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