Edith Asamani Was Featured in an Op-Ed by Katja Iversen at Devex
In an opinion piece at Devex, Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen wrote about the power and resilience of adolescent girls, and why investing in their health, rights, and wellbeing is imperative to power progress for all.
“Edith Asamani knows a thing or two about resilience. As a young adolescent girl hungry for education, her family couldn’t afford to continue to send her to school. Instead of dropping out of secondary school, Edith began working in a custard factory to pay her own tuition. While working, she was sexually harassed by older male employees — not once, not twice, but more times that she can remember. Even in the face of abuse, she refused to give up. She paid for her own secondary school, high school, and eventually went on to graduate from university.”
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