17-Year-Old Is Fighting to End Child Marriage in India After Escaping It Herself


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For 17-year-old Payal Jangid, her fight against child marriage in her native India is personal. The teen — who last week was recognized at the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Awards with the Changemaker Award — has been a tireless force of change when it comes to ending the age-old practice, as it nearly happened to her.

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