Keeping the Promise in Nigeria
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Keeping The Promise: Girls Are Us
Action Health Incorporated has released three short films in the ‘Keeping The Promise Series’– ‘Girls Are Us’, ‘Slipping Through the Crack’ and ‘Make Every Girl Count’- that project the true life stories of out-of-school adolescent girls in Nigeria’s poor communities. The films are based on findings of the AHI study to explore and document the realities, needs and concerns of out-of-school adolescent girls in Lagos slums.
Set in the Iwaya community, an under-resourced neighbourhood in
Lagos, Damilola, Polinu and Rebecca share their experiences about
growing up in one of the city's slums. Life is an inescapable
nightmare: The heroines offer a rare look into their world marred
by extreme poverty, grief, sexual violence, and exploitation,
unintended and early pregnancy. A timely intervention offers a
ray of hope...