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How radio can help empower women in Niger

Mariama is 23. At the age of 15, she was married to a local religious leader twice her age. She now has two babies, is a second wife, and stays at home doing “nothing”.

  • Emma Heywood
  • The Conversation

Her childhood dream of becoming a doctor faded many years ago.

She is not alone.

Work 1aWomen in Niger suffer from widespread gender inequality, and child marriage is common.

The latter is covered by the Civil Code, with a minimum age of 18 for boys and 15 for girls, but in practice, cultural and social traditions are still dominant.

Many women have…

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