The Girls of Meru
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library – Antigonish Branch
283 Main St., Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2C3
The Girls of Meru | Andrea Dorfman | 2017 | 1 h 27 min
Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide. In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. In The Girls of Meru, a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo builds the case of 11 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic. Together they created legal history.
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