Her community turned against her when she had a child out of wedlock as a teenager. But Marie-Claire Kuja has found strength in her own voiceand is now transforming her homeland of Cameroon for the better.
In her letter to UN Women executive director Michelle Bachelet, Nigerian women’s rights advocate Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale decries practices that rob girls and women around the world of equal opportunities.
Discouragement from her family couldn’t stop her, and neither could restrictive cultural mores. Voices of Our Future correspondent Sunita Basnet continues to fight for a Nepal where women and girls can dream big.