On a hot and sunny day 15 years ago, Baraka Ali and her daughter Ramatou had a conversation under the century-old Baobab tree in their yard in Tchadoua, a village in southeastern Niger. Ramatou had just been told to drop out of school and get married after she passed her primary school exam.
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Feeling inferior. Being ignored. Having limited control over decisions in her family. This was the situation Sen, 31, experienced every day.
Women like Srey Eng, 20, who come from rural Cambodian farming families typically drop out of school early to help their families, all the while struggling to improve upon the traditional farming practices of their parents.
Khen, 25, used to earn money working as a laborer near her rural village in Cambodia. Her pay was based on available work, which was sporadic at best. She'd even contemplated migrating to look for a job.