Sonali’s parents forced her to marry at age 14, and her husband turned out to be abusive. Sonali found the strength to leave her husband and start her life over with the help of MBBCDS, an Indian organization in West Bengal funded by AJWS. She is now pursuing her goals, continuing her studies and working to prevent child marriage in the surrounding community. “Slowly, I gained confidence,” Sonali said. “Now I don’t have any doubt. I can do anything and work anywhere.”
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Videographer: Jonathan Torgovnik. Editor: Andrew Hida. Producer: Elizabeth Daube. Many thanks to the women and girls of MBBCDS and the AJWS staff who helped make this video possible.