Girl's Refusal to Be Child Bride Inspires Nation

She's been called a leader and an icon, and her actions are considered revolutionary – all because 13-year-old Rekha Kalindi refused to be married off and wanted to attend school instead. That act of defiance has rippled through Rekha's village and throughout India. Because of her stubborn refusal to give in to her parents' demands, other girls in the village have also balked at early marriages. Rekha's story gained national attention with India's newspapers hailing her for accomplishing...Full Story
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