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PBS Video: One girl's long road to school and safety
October 1, 2012 by The IRC
Watch One Girl's Long Road to School and Safety in Sierra Leone on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
A new video from PBS Independent Lens shares the story of a determined young woman who is rebuilding her life with help from the IRC:
Agnes Libbi Smith lost her father during the civil war in Sierra Leone and her mother when she was 13 years old. Finding herself homeless, Agnes was physically abused and raped by a teacher who promised her an education. Finally breaking free and seeking help at the Rainbo Center with Amie Kandeh and the International Rescue Committee, Agnes hopes to become a doctor and help others.
"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women" premieres tonight on PBS.
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