This is Salimata. She is the proud mother of her daughter Cynthia, a beautiful little girl. As many parents do, Salimata worries about her daughter’s future. What will life we like as her daughter approaches her 16th birthday? Young girls in West Africa are extremely vulnerable. Girls living in the city have a high risk of being physically or verbally abused by men.

Salimata saw a television program on violence against women and how a woman can become more resilient. She learned from the program and is now trying to pass what she learned on to her daughter.