Breaking Free From Marriage Trap for Girls in India
Nearly half of all girls 18 years and below enter marital relationship in India due to poverty and social-cultural-religious-political-economic biases and entrenched social perceptions working against girls. children. After My Garden Grows is a new short documentary about Monika, one of 40,000 rural Indian girls participating in the Girls Project, a partnership between the government of West Bengal and Landesa. This story highlights the struggle of rural girls to avoid early marriage and how a small parcel of land is creating new opportunities for Monika.