Huffington Post shares the story of a 13 year old girl named Ramatou, who lives in Niger, which was recently named the worst country for girls in a report released by Save the Children. In Niger, child marriage, adolescent fertility rates, and pregnancy complications such as obstetric fistula are some of the harsh realities facing young girls.
Every day, Ramatou, 13, starts off her morning by sweeping the backyard, washing dishes and preparing breakfast for her mother and seven siblings. Often, however, she has to skip the last chore because there isn’t any food available. She wishes school were part of the routine, but that’s not a possibility.