Stories of Girls’ Resistance
Aissa, Niger


“I was in Mecca at the pilgrimage, I am veiled and all that… in the bus a man comes and asks a woman to go to the back, because for them men have to be ahead and women at the back. That was in 2013. So he came to my head and said: “to the back” and I responded by asking him which scripture in the Quran says so? I asked him to leave me in peace and finally they did just that. There were men behind me and no one dared talk to me… and what happened? Nothing.”

Aissa’s Story

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