After My Garden Grows is a new short documentary about Monika, one of 40,000 rural Indian girls participating in the Girls Project, a partnership between the government of West Bengal, India, and Girls Not Brides member Landesa, to empower girls by promoting their access to land.
The documentary shines a light on the struggles of rural girls to avoid early marriage and how a small parcel of land is creating new opportunities for adolescent girls like Monika.
In the time it has taken to read this article 5 girls under the age of 18 have been married
Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18
That is 23 girls every minute
Nearly 1 every 3 seconds