Originally published in French as La forece de dire non in 2012.
Mouhssine Ennaimi is a reporter for Radio France, resident in Asia as their special reporter for the past six years. She's been called a leader and an icon for sharing the story of 13-year-old Rekha Kalindi, who refused to be married off and wanted to attend school instead. She and her classmates now give lectures at community meetings urging other families to oppose child marriage. In the past wedding season, there were no child marriages in her village.