In the pressurised environment of shanty-town life in Nicaragua, Aleyda is addicted to glue-sniffing and is gradually slipping into a life of prostitution. In India, Tarranum – like so many girl children – has already been taken out of full-time education and is waiting to be married off by her parents. In Jamaica, Natalyn is 14 years old and seven months pregnant. While finally in Burkina Faso, Adjara faces the prospect of female genital mutilation – a tradition that the local women see as essential if women are to enter into married life.
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