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16 year old Adla lives in a small village just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Although there are strong memories of war within the community there is also a future of opportunities for brave, young leaders.
However, a tough hurdle to manage is child marriage. This tradition is driven largely by poverty and economic pressures. The situation is worsened by poor access to sexual and reproductive health services and little knowledge of these. As a result, pregnancy related illness is untreated and Afghanistan has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the region.
IPPF has always produced a substantial range of printed publications to support and report on its work. But recently, the organization has begun to make more vigorous use of film and video.
Today, IPPF’s Girls Decide mini-film series won a prestigious Charities and Social Enterprise Sector Award at the IVCA Clarion Awards in London.