Stories of Girls’ Resistance
Emma, Côte d’Ivoire


“…I became acquainted with the world of violence during the crisis, I saw the army in the streets, I heard of it in other countries but I was in contact with it, one part of the country was being divided, the more things evolved the more it went bad. I saw people losing things but I opened myself even more to women who suffered violence, the realities of Africans. I asked myself questions about these wars in Africa… Why were women placed at the forefront, why child soldiers amongst other things? It created so many things in me – questions which lead to more questions…”

Emma’s Story

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