domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

Violence Against Women: November 25th, 2015




Watch this video by 18-year-old female Afghan rapper Sonita Alizadeh;  her song is called "Brides for Sale". This is the story behind this song: Raised in Tehran since she was 8, Alizadeh was told by her parents that she would be married off to a man in Afghanistan - because her family needed the dowry money to pay for her brother´s wedding. In response, the anguished Alizadeh wrote this song.Her parents loved the video and told her she did not have to marry. Now she is studying in Utah, but she says she will always sing about Afghanistan. 

Some links to learn a little bit more about this story:
  • Afghan rapper escapes marriage by sing about it: read about it here
  • Rapper wins scholarship to US school: click here to read about it.

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