The Malawi teen fighting sex initiation customs
12 October 2016 Last updated at 14:33 BST
Nineteen-year-old Memory Banda is a gender rights activist who fights against the age-old custom in Malawi of sending girls to so-called "initiation camps" after they start their first period.
The camps aim is to teach girls their "duties as wives" and how to please a man sexually.
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Video journalist: Maryam Ghanbarzadeh