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Afghan teen raps against child ‘Brides for Sale’

Afghan teen raps against child ‘Brides for Sale’


An Afghan teenager is using rap music to advocate for an end to child marriage.

Sonita Alizadeh, 19, has released a music video called ‘Brides for Sale’ which highlights the ordeal of young girls forced into marriage by their families.

The issue is personal for Sonita as her own mother had attempted to sell her to a potential husband: first when she was only 10 years old and then again when she was 16.

Sonita now attends music school in the United States and hopes to become a women’s rights lawyer.

Ozong Agborsangaya-Fiteu interviewed Sonita when she was at the World Bank in Washington, DC, to take part in a forum on fragility, conflict and violence.

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Sonita Alizadeh. (Screen grab from World Bank video)