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Sayanora Philip (foreground), a singer in Mollywood films, takes a selfie with fellow members of the newly formed Women in Cinema Collective. Sayanora Philip hide caption

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How A Shocking Attack Inspired India's Actresses To Fight Harassment

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Henna tattoos decorate a bride's hands. A new ruling by the Supreme Court of India says that sex with any underage girl, even if she's a bride, is considered an act of rape. So child brides age 15 to 18 now have the same legal protection that younger girls do. Arijit Mondal/Getty Images hide caption

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PHOTOS: A 4-Year Mission To Present A New Vision Of Beauty

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Khadija Saddiqi, 22, stands outside her family home with an armed guard who was assigned to protect her by the wife of the chief minister of Punjab. Saddiqi won a case against a classmate who tried to stab her to death in May last year after she ignored his advances. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Durga has just earned her undergraduate degree. Because of her accomplishment, the groom and his family have said they no longer consider her a good match. "They are scared of an educated bride," says Durga's father, Lumbaram. Swati Vashishtha for NPR hide caption

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Salamatu Umar, who was forced to marry a Boko Haram fighter, holds son Usman Abubakar. Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR hide caption

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The Lament Of The Boko Haram 'Brides'

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Mariama Conte underwent female genital mutilation when she was 9. She volunteers as a mentor at an annual kids' camp that aims to educate them about the harm caused by FGM. Courtney Columbus /for NPR hide caption

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Kamala stands in front of the hut where she sleeps when she has her period. She lives in western Nepal and was 14 when the photo was taken for an NPR story. She told us: "I'm afraid of snakes and men." Jane Greenhalgh/NPR hide caption

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This photograph, taken on July 26, 2017, shows the room where a Pakistani teenage girl was raped as an act of revenge ordered by the tribal council in Muzaffarabad, a suburb of the city of Multan. SS Mirza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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