CAMEROON: My Best Friend Was Married at Age 12. I Advocate for Girls’ Rights in Her Honor.

By LIZ LUM from Cameroon

After her best friend was suddenly forced from school to marry, Liz Lum speaks up about injustices and harmful practices done to women and girls.

“I won’t stop until girls are seen as more than just their reproductive organs. I won’t stop until girls are not the substitute for a family’s financial plan.”

At 10 years old, I was one of the youngest and most intelligent pupils in class six. I had a record of being among the top three students in a class of more than 40 pupils all through primary school. That year, I knew my grades in the general exam would determine whether or not I would go on to attend secondary school.

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